The catacombs of Kom Ash-Shuqqafa

The catacombs of Kom Ash-Shuqqafa

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Located in the north-west of the city. The burial chamber of an ancient trading family buried in the Egyptian tradition, with all their slaves, servants animals and worldly goods. The catacombs where discovered when a travellers donkey fell, revealing an entrance to the series of rock hewn caves and chambers.

The main chamber features an elaborate series of carvings surrounding 3 graves, surrounding these 3 are many hundreds of other burial chambers, some dedicated to animals, some to humans.

There is a film crew filming while I go down there. I take a couple with my portable.

catacombes of Kom Ash-Shuqqafa
Catacombes of Kom Ash-Shuqqafa

catacombes of Kom Ash-Shuqqafa
Catacombes of Kom Ash-Shuqqafa

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