Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa

The catacomb of Kom El-Shuqafa (Shoqafa, Shaqafa) ‎is one of Alexandria's most memorable monuments. ‎Identified as "a tour-de-force of rock-cut architecture ‎which would be remarkable in any period," the Great ‎Catacomb defies comprehensible description. Its vast, ‎intricately decorated interior spaces cut at so great a ‎depth into the rock present an enormity of experience ‎outside the normal human realm and tell us of a level ‎of technological expertise equaling enterprises of A ‎side sketch of the Catacombs of Kom el-Shuqafa ‎modern subways and tunnels while far surpassing ‎them in aesthetic response.‎‎‎‎

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