The block of tombs is divided in two parts by a street running north-south.
The roofs of the tombs rise a couple of centimetres above modern groundlevel.
Some of the tombs have their entrances on the streetside. Others can only be reached
via neighbouring tombs. There is no evidence that the last mentioned tombs originally
were part of the neighbouring tombs.
Many sarcophagi, drawings, pottery and inscriptions have been found. They all are stored
in the depots. When the necropolis wasn't used anymore, the tombs changed into a place for garbage. Many fragments of pottery did not belong to the inventory of the tombs but
were part of "broken" household and trade objects of the harbour nearby.

Today (2008) the canal tombs can't be visited. The vegetation covers the site again and
the tombs seem to wait for better times.