Temple of Kom Ombo

Temple of Kom Ombo

Temple of Kom Ombo
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Construction of this imposing Graeco-Roman temple was begun by Ptolemy VI Philometer in the 2nd century.
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Tigertribal
Craigavon, UK964 contributions
May 2022
This is a Greco Roman Temple dedicated to 2 gods, Sobek, the crocodile headed god & Horus.

There are interesting carvings of surgical instruments in a passageway.

A good Nilometer to view is on site.

Don’t forget to visit the Museum with mummified crocodiles.

Walkable from your Boat.

Vendors are quite persistent here.
Written 12 May 2022
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7sempreinviaggio
Palermo, Italy309 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
I love these temples, built almost 4000 years ago and they are still in very good conditions! Go early in the morning, 6 am
Written 6 May 2022
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Musicians Mum
175 contributions
Apr 2022
This was a stop off point during a Nile Cruise that was part of a small group tour from UK.The UK tour operator had no control over the timing of this cruise stop off ,and indeed we were not the only boat disgorging tourists at 5.30 pm.
We had,once past security,barely an hour ,in the darkening dusk,to see the temple.
Interesting but would be better viewed in daylight!!!
Written 18 April 2022
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swoodruf
Muskegon, MI1,059 contributions
Jan 2022
Since we visited Egypt at the end of the pandemic, we were very lucky to not have to fight crowds. Our Egyptian guide gave us a wonderful tour. It was fascinating to learn about the crocodile god. The temple is in relatively good shape. I am disappointed by the amount of litter in Egypt, however. It definitely detracts from the experience. However, I loved learning about this particular temple and what makes it so special.
Written 9 March 2022
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,331 contributions
Dec 2021
Kom Ombo used to control the routes of the commercial caravans and its location was important to the trade with Nubia. The Temple was built by the Ptolemaic dynasty and doubled as a medical/healing center. It is dedicated to the gods Sobek (crocodile) and Horus (falcon-headed).
Beautiful architecture and very interesting and fascinating detailed reliefs on the walls.
A special treat for physicians and surgeons - the well-preserved carvings of surgical instruments.
Written 18 February 2022
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Art K
Monroe, NY138 contributions
Nov 2021
Kom Ombo was a fascinating ruin and is somewhat less pristine conditions compared to other temples. It is about 30 miles north of Aswan and was built during the Graeco-Roman period (332 BC AD 395). There was an earlier structure from the 18th dynasty but little remains.
The temple is unique because it is in fact a double temple, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its own gateways and chapels.
Sobek is associated with the wicked god Seth, the enemy of Horus. In the Horus myth the allies of Seth made their escape by changing themselves into crocodiles.
Written 1 February 2022
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Tas G
Athens, Greece1,285 contributions
Dec 2021
This temple is located next to the Nile River in a walkable distance. Skiping all the surround area of pushy sellers which are trying to sell yoy everything you reach this amazing temple. The only temple as we learned that refers to medical and surgical things with many symbols reffering to instructions about pharamaceutical subscriptions.
Nilometer was also very interesting.
The only bad thing was the the temple was very crowded which make it difficult to see and take photos
Written 28 December 2021
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Bill B
Pueblo, CO1,133 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Incredible temple situated a short distance up from the river. Easily accessible. The temple is mainly intact with some incredibly preserved reliefs. The inclusion of many medical symbols and techniques including the birthing chair are interesting. The Nilometer is equally interesting. Spectacular views of the Nile from the crest of the hill.
Written 4 December 2021
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Ron S
New York City, NY4,967 contributions
Oct 2021
The Temple of Kom Ombo is not well preserved as the temples of Esna and Edfu but there are interesting bas-reliefs showing purification and coronation of the pharaoh. To see the surgical instruments scene bas-relief you have to walk thru the left side of the temple all the way to the end wall, and the scene would be right in front of you. Also the remnants of the altars of the sacred barques of Horus and Sobek, two black granite postaments, are located in the respective sanctuaries of the two gods
Written 29 November 2021
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ogerkan
New York City, NY4,319 contributions
Sep 2021
The Ptolemaic temple is in fact a double temple, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its own gateways and chapels. Located just off the Nile, it was easy access from our Nile Cruiser. Lots to explore within these walls ...
Written 26 November 2021
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