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CATACOMBS OF KOM EL SHOQAFA

The Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa(means underground tunnels) are located in Alexandria,Egypt and considered the most important Greco-Roman necropolis in Egypt. The burial site dates back to the second century AD. It consists of three levels constructed below the surface.

Unfortunately, the undermost level is not accessible due to flooding. They discovered inside the catacombs sculptures that belong to different civilizations Since different cultures existed during that time such as Roman, Greek, and Egyptian cultures.

The historical site was discovered by accident in 1900 when a donkey-drawn cart fell into a pit.They found inside the pit three sarcophagi along with human and animal residual.

Although it was built for one family ,it’s still unclear why the place was expanded.