Sousse Catacombs, Sousse

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At Sousse Catacombs, see where early Christians sought refuge from persecutions, where they came to pray and bury their dead. This underground cemetery dates back as far as the end of the first century CE. The 5 km (3.1 mi) labyrinth of galleries boasts more than 15,000 graves, which are mostly bricked in. A few of the tombs feature glass fronts through which you can observe skeletal remains. The necropolis was named after an engraving of the good shepherd was discovered at the site. Notice the niches on the wall, which once held oil lamps. The relics, such as stone carvings and epitaphs, found inside the catacombs are kept in the Sousse museum today. To visit Sousse Catacombs and other attractions in Sousse, use our Sousse trip planner.
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  • Despite many reviews that said they are closed, we said to try our luck and go check. Unfortunately, this is the truth: the catacombs are closed and it seems they are closed since a long time.Maybe...  more »
  • In 2015 was closed came back today still closed....yet all hotels seem to think it's open....don't waste your time  more »
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