Kom al-Shuqafa Catacombs These Tombs are located in Alexandria in the Kom al-Shuqafa region
and are considered one of the most important cemeteries of the city,
and the area was named this name because of the large number of pottery remains and crushers
that were accumulating in this place and the name in Greek
It is intended as a mound of pottery chips and is considered the best catacomb in the world
The importance of the catacomb is due to its vastness and abundance of decoration and the complexity of its planning, as it is one of the clearest examples of the intertwining of Pharaonic art with Roman art in the city and the most wonderful examples of funerary architecture, and the cemetery was found by chance on September 28, 1900, although excavation had begun in this area since 1892. However, it was not found until the year 1900, when in 1882 AD the hill was found, which was located at the entrance and had a cavity, and everyone, including the Italian brisket, believed that it was one of the Christian cemeteries and refused to complete the digging. Its location and importance Most of the tombs of the Roman era in Alexandria are located in the Western cemetery, with the exception of the cemetery "Tigran Pasha Street", which was found in the east of the city and was moved to be placed in the Catacomb courtyard The importance of the cemetery due to its vastness, abundance of decoration and the complexity of its planning, as it is one of the clearest examples of the mixing of Pharaonic art with Roman art in Alexandria and the finest examples of funeral architecture in Alexandria.