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Catacombs with 3 levels and a mix of two cultures

These catacombs date back to the 1st and 2nd centuries and were discovered in the year 1892. You begin to go down a spiral staircase and there is a musty smell , there are niches dug everywhere, tunnels. It is divided into 3 levels. The 1st level is the Carcalla room where Christians took refuge during the chase. The 2nd is the prettiest of all pillars and it is mixed with Pharaonic art icons with Greco-Roman art. It is a shame that they didn´t allow us to take photos because it is gorgeous. It's very different to anything you see in Egypt, a mixture of the two cultures. In the Roman times emperors and Greek gods mingled with the Romans to approach the Egyptians. The 3rd level we couldn´t visit because they were flooded. The state of the catacombs was damaged if I remember correctly because of flooding and soil quality.
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