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Catacombs of Shouqafa

shelf-tombs in the catacombs

The odd mixture of decorations in the tombs is both Egyptian and Roman -- egyptian symbology and scenes, roman-style clothing and faces. It's kind of weird. There is a really odd bas relief of Anubis wearing roman clothes.

row upon row of crypts in one hall of the tomb, planks over the wet floor

Some niches bear the names of the deceased in red paint on the shelves, and there are paintings on plaster of serpents and monsters on doorways

the very odd statue of a hugely muscled Anubis wearing roman robes and in a distinctly roman pose.


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