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Necropolis of Anfushi

Introduction

Anfushi’s Tomb

 Anfushi’s small tomb is situated at the west of the eastern harbor, where five Greek graves were found in the early 20th century, these date back to the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC. Each grave has an open courtyard surrounded by chambers for burials. The stairway to Tomb I is made of rock-cut and has a colorful decoration of mythological scenes. The burial chambers are elaborately adorned with deities of Egypt (Anubis, Osiris, Horus, and Isis), crouching sphinxes, and other archaic themes of Egypt. The Tomb III burial chamber has a big coffin made of pink Aswan granite. The Anfushi tombs are known for simple forms and design of squares, lozenges, and octagons, having white black, blue, and red colors.

Updated On April 30, 2020