Visitors tour through the catacombs of Kom al-Shoqafa (Mound of Shards), dating to the Roman period (1st-4th centuries AD) in the centre of the Egyptian Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria on March 3, 2019, during the inauguration of a project to drain groundwater from the archaeological site. Photo: AFP

Under threat for 100 years, Egypt finally rescues 2,000-year-old Kom al-Shoqafa catacombs from rising water

  • Site is considered by archaeologists to be the largest Greco-Roman burial site in Egypt
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Visitors tour through the catacombs of Kom al-Shoqafa (Mound of Shards), dating to the Roman period (1st-4th centuries AD) in the centre of the Egyptian Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria on March 3, 2019, during the inauguration of a project to drain groundwater from the archaeological site. Photo: AFP
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