mix of Greco Roman and Egyptian burials

mix of Greco Roman and Egyptian burials

The Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa are a historical archeological site located in Alexandria, Egypt. The site contains a large necropolis with a mix of Greco Roman and Egyptian burials. If you’re looking for a unique and interesting historical destination to visit, the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa should be at the top of your list!


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Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa


mix of Greco Roman and Egyptian burials


Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa


Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa


Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa


Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa


mix of Greco Roman and Egyptian burials


Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa


Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa


Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa


Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa


Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa


Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa


mix of Greco Roman and Egyptian burials


mix of Greco Roman and Egyptian burials-Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa


Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa


Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa



The rotunda was the main tomb chamber. The funeral chapel was around six meters wide and surrounded by a circular staircase. The bodies were lowered on ropes down this shaft to the catacombs below. The three levels of the catacombs were arranged in such a way to preserve the cadavers’ bodies for future generations.
Com el Shoqafa, also known as the necropolis, was used as a burial place from the second to the 4th centuries A.D. The catacombs are filled with human and animal bones and even three stone coffins. The Kom el Shoqafa catacombs were also used for banquets.
The catacombs were probably a part of a large cemetery called the Necropolis. It was probably located on the western outskirts of Alexandria. However, most of it was destroyed by earthquakes or new construction. The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa were first built as a tomb for a wealthy family. They were later expanded into a large burial site and maintained by a corporation that paid dues to maintain the cemetery.


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City: Alexandria
Region: Karmooz
Place:Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
Date: 3/5/2022
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