The block of tombs is divided in two parts by a street
The roofs of the tombs rise a couple of centimetres above modern
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
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.