CAIRO – 5 May 2022: Anfushi Tombs are one of the most important Greek monuments in the city of Alexandria. The tombs were discovered from 1901 to 1921 and are carved in the rock. They date back to the third century BC, about 250 BC, with the late Ptolemaic and early Roman eras.
Anfushi Tombs are characterized by fresco decorations [colored plaster for covering walls and ceilings], imitating alabaster and marble, and they are still in good condition.
Moreover, Anfushi Tombs include five funerary buildings [cemeteries] similar to the Alexandrian cemeteries in terms of an open courtyard and a front room for prayers leading to the funeral room. Two of them come among the most important tombs in Alexandria, where the two tombs are distinguished by their beautiful inscriptions and unique architectural design.
The tombs bearing numbers (2) and (5) are considered the most beautiful of these tombs due to the splendor of paintings on their walls and ceilings that mixes mural photography with the use of decorative architectural elements taken from ancient Egyptian art.
It is noteworthy that Alexandria includes the largest group of antiquities remaining from the Greco-Roman era in Egypt. This is normal given that it was the capital of Egypt in that era.
The Roman Theatre come atop these monuments. It is located in the Kom Ad Dikah area, and was built at the beginning of the fourth century.
The city also houses in the Kom Ad Dikah area, next to the theater, a number of ancient Egyptian monuments, most of which date back to the New Kingdom. They were found in the waters of the Mediterranean, among the antiquities that were thrown into the water during the Middle Ages.