Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa

In 1900, a donkey accidentally fell into the access shaft and the catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa were found. The place was called Kom El Shoqafa as a reference to the clay objects left and the stone mud construction. ‎‏The catacombs of Kom El Shofaqa, popularly known as The Treasure Hill, are a huge necropolis and royal cemetery dated from the second century AD. The paintings on the walls, as well as the style of the sculptures, funeral artefacts, and tombs, reflect the necropolis’ unique combination of Roman, Greek, and Pharaonic art components. During the Middle Ages, the archaeological site was considered one of the world’s seven wonders. Cravings for Egyptian gods like Anubis (god of death), Horus (god of goodness), and Tut (god of wisdom) dressed as Romans, and a statue of Roman emperors, who ruled Egypt during this period, cover the antechamber. The place is magical. I hope everyone shares this video to promote this underrated Egyptian treasure.