The Catacombs in Alexandria are so called because the design was very similar to the Christian Catacombs in Rome. Most likely it was a private tomb, later converted to a public cemetery. It consists of 3 levels cut into the rock, a staircase, a rotunda, the triclinium or banquette hall, a vestibule, an antechamber and the burial chamber with three recesses in it; in each recess there is a sarcophagus. The Catacombs also contain a large number of Luculi or grooves cut in the rock.

The Catacombs in Alexandria are so called because the design was very similar to the Christian Catacombs in Rome. Most likely it was a private tomb, later converted to a public cemetery. It consists of 3 levels cut into the rock, a staircase, a rotunda, the triclinium or banquette hall, a vestibule, an antechamber and the burial chamber with three recesses in it; in each recess there is a sarcophagus. The Catacombs also contain a large number of Luculi or grooves cut in the rock.

Tomb at Carrowmore: Ancient tomb built 1,000ft up a mountain pre-dates the Egyptian pyramids back to 3500BC.

Tomb at Carrowmore: Ancient tomb built 1,000ft up a mountain pre-dates the Egyptian pyramids back to 3500BC.

Archaeologists in Greece have uncovered the entrance to a vast ancient tomb guarded by two sphinxes, adorned with frescoed walls, and surrounded by a nearly 500-metre long wall carved from marble, acc

Archaeologists in Greece have uncovered the entrance to a vast ancient tomb guarded by two sphinxes, adorned with frescoed walls, and surrounded by a nearly 500-metre long wall carved from marble, acc

Deacon Leeds And The Pyramid Of Symbols - Interview With Author Grant Morris - MessageToEagle.com

Deacon Leeds And The Pyramid Of Symbols - Interview With Author Grant Morris - MessageToEagle.com

Ancient Tomb Chiseled From a Solitary Rock in Saudi Arabia - My Modern Met

Ancient Tomb Chiseled From a Solitary Rock in Saudi Arabia

Ancient Tomb Chiseled From a Solitary Rock in Saudi Arabia - My Modern Met

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Photos: Mysterious Ancient Tomb in Amphipolis

Mysterious Ancient Tomb in Amphipolis By Sept. 21, the caryatids had been revealed down to their feet. And then.... nothing....

Ancient tomb discovery reveals traces of Indus Valley civilization in Oman

Ancient tomb discovery reveals traces of Indus Valley civilization in Oman

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Ancient tomb found at 'Sweden's Stonehenge' Swedish archaeologists have unearthed what is presumed to be a dolmen, or a portal tomb, that is believed to be over 5,000 years old near the megalithic monument Ale’s stones in southern Sweden.

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