The Catacombs of Kom El-Shuqafa


Considered as the largest Roman burial site in Egypt, the catacombs of Kom El-Shuqafa consists of three tombs with the capacity up to 300 corpses. This complex of tombs was uncovered accidentally in 1900 when a donkey made a misstep and disappeared into a hole in the ground, unearthing one of the most astounding discoveries in archeological history.

The Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages monument is believed to be owned by a wealthy Roman family that used it for burials; however, the complex was significantly expanded to bury more corpses.