For those of you with morbid fantasies, a house in Labban district, Alexandria, is open to the public.
It was in this dwelling that 17 women were murdered for their valuables and jewellery.
The story begins in 1920, when a man working on a sewage system made a grisly discovery: the skeleton of a woman.
Immediately, the man told police at the nearest station what he had seen, which turned out to be the first clue leading to sisters Rayya and Sakina, two of Egypt’s most notorious serial killers in Egypt.
The two women lured women to their home and murdered them, taking their jewellery and money.
Their husbands, Hasabullah and Mohamed Abd el-Aal, were accomplices, who buried the victims in the basement.
Metwaly Abd el-Aal, grandson of Mohamed Abd el-Aal, takes up the story.
A British man was a friend of one of the victims, Firdaus. He saw Sakina wearing a cloak that he had given to Firdaus as a present.
“The man took her to Al-Labban police station. This solved the mystery of several women’s disappearances in the district,” Metwaly added.
On 20 and 21 December 1921, Rayya and Sakina were the first women to be hanged, as previously the law did not apply the death penality to females.