Anfushy (Arabic: الأنفوشي) is a neighborhood in Alexandria, Egypt. It is located on the ancient Pharos peninsula and considered one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city and is home to many old landmarks, including the famous Abu el-Abbas el-Mursi Mosque and the Citadel of Qaitbay. People probably named the neihgbourhood after Augusto Anfossi, artillery instructor under Muhammad Ali and later a colonel.
The Anfushy Necropolis is an ancient burial in the Anfushy district of Alexandria, Egypt. The necropolis is home to a large number of tombs dating back to the Ptolemaic, Roman, and Coptic periods.
The tombs at the Anfushy Necropolis are some of the most well-preserved and elaborate examples of ancient Egyptian architecture. Many of the tombs are with intricate reliefs and carvings depicting scenes from daily life, religious rituals, and mythological stories. The tombs also contain a variety of artifacts, including statues, jewelry, and funerary objects, which offer a glimpse into the beliefs and customs of the ancient Egyptians.
One of the most notable tombs at the Anfushy Necropolis is the Tomb of the Dancers, which is a well-preserved Roman tomb that dates back to the 2nd century AD. The tomb is with colorful frescoes depicting dancers, musicians, and other scenes from daily life. The frescoes are some of the best-preserved examples of Roman art from the period.
Another notable tomb at the Anfushy Necropolis is the Tomb of the Lions. It is a large rock-cut tomb that dates back to the Ptolemaic period. The tomb is decorated with intricate reliefs depicting lions, which were considered sacred animals in ancient Egyptian culture. The tomb also contains a large sarcophagus, which People used to hold the mummy of a high-ranking official or noble.
In addition to its historical and archaeological significance, the Anfushy Necropolis is also a popular tourist attraction in Alexandria. The necropolis is easily accessible by car or public transportation and there is lush gardens and green spaces around. Visitors can explore the tombs and mausoleums at their own pace or take a guided tour to learn more about the history and significance of the site.es