The Roman Amphitheatre, Alexandria
30 years of excavation have uncovered many Roman
sites including this well preserved amphitheatre
with marble seats for up to 800 spectators ,
galleries and sections of mosaic – flooring .
times this area was the park of pan , a
recreational garden surrounded by roman villas and
Pompey’s Pillar ( Alexandria )
is a 23 meters high red granite column ,
constructed in honour of Emperor Diocletian ,
originally part of the temple of Serapis , once
a magnificent structure rivalling the Soma and
the Caesareum .
Other remains in the same area include two pink
granite sphinxes . Nearby are subterranean
galleries , where the sacred Apis bulls were
The Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa, Alexandria
warren of tombs on three levels houses the
triclinium , where relatives used to sit on
stone benches to feast the dead , and a central
tomb with reliefs of bearded serpents . Inside
are 2nd century statues of the Egyptian gods
Sobek and Anubis wearing Roman armour .
El-Shatby Necropolis, Alexandria
in the style of the old Greek houses , it
comprises a doorway , corridor and two
chambers . It dates back to the 3rd century B
C and lies North of St.Mark's college .