The Bibliotheca Alexandria Antiquities Museum, affiliated to the Cultural Outreach Sector, organizes a lecture entitled “The Main Tomb at the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa: A New Reading” on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 1:00 pm at the BACC Meeting Room (C). Dr. Abdel-Hamid Masoud, Associate Professor of Greco-Roman Archaeology, the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University will deliver the lecture.

The lecture centers on the catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa in Alexandria in general and the main tomb and burial chamber in particular. This tomb has captured the attention of classical archaeologists and those interested in Alexandrian studies for its unique architectural and artistic style. In addition, the diversity of civilizations in the funerary concept of this tomb gives way to new doctrinal and funerary indications and concepts that have never appeared in any other tomb at that time, some of which have never been studied, while others pose a controversy among archaeologists.


Event Schedule

Location Date From: To: Activity Admission
Main Building – Auditorium 11 Feb 2020 11:00 15:00 Lecture Open For Public