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This large Egyptian antique necropolis is located in the southwestern part of Alexandria. It was created in the 1-2 centuries BC, during the reign of the Romans.
These catacombs are a structure of three tiers, which goes deep underground. Earlier, noble and wealthy people of Egypt were buried here.
To get into these catacombs, you need to go down to a depth of 30 meters along a spiral staircase. In the center of the structure there is a well, into which the bodies of the dead were lowered. On the upper tier there is a hall for funeral feasts and a rotunda – the central shaft, from which corridors diverge, leading to halls with burial urns, sarcophagi and statues.
On the second level, a little lower, there is a chapel. It is executed in several architectural styles at once – Greek, Roman and Ancient Egyptian. The same can be said about the tombs.
The main attraction of the catacombs is – a tomb containing a statue of Anubis in Roman armor and with a jackal's head. The same tomb is decorated with reliefs of dragons.
The lower level of the structure is completely flooded with water, so it is impossible to get on it.
In general, despite the fairly old age, the catacombs are not bad at all. Only a few tombs and rooms of this huge complex have not survived to this day.
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