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Kom El Shoqafa
المحافظة : Alexandria Governorate
المنطقة : Kom Alshokafa
فئة الموقع الاثرى : Greek and Roman monuments
نوع الموقع الاثرى : Tombs
عنوان الموقع الاثرى : hayi mayina albasal-Alexandria
البعثة العاملة : Not Found
رقم التليفون : 2034865800
رقم الفاكس : Not Found
متاح للزيارة : Yes
مواعيد الزيارة : 8 am - 5 pm
اسعار التذاكر : Egyptian 20 EG.P Egyptian student 5 EG.P Foreigner 80 EG.P Foreign student 40EG.P

توصيف الموقع الاثري :

The Catacombs lie at Kom El Shoqafa area in Alexandria, south Mina El Basal district. They are the most important in Alexandria. "Shoqafa" in Arabic means pot shards and the site was named as such because the plenty of scattered remains and pot shards there. The Catacombs are wide and have plenty of ornaments, complicated plan and they are cut in the rock and that is why they are very important. The Catacombs consist of three underground levels and they are the clearest example of the mixture between the Egyptian art and the Roman one. The Catacombs were discovered by chance on September 28th 1900, i.e the period between the First and Second Centuries A.D. Thesite also includes the Tombs of Tigran, Wardian, Silvago and other archaeological finds.