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Temple of Kom Ombo

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Address: Kom Ombo, Egypt
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Construction of this imposing Graeco-Roman temple was begun by Ptolemy VI...

Construction of this imposing Graeco-Roman temple was begun by Ptolemy VI Philometer in the 2nd century.

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Beautiful temple

If you booked a Nile cruise this is one of the must do's. Our family was here during the evening and it is magical. Enough lightning is available and clear pathways

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Lephalale, South Africa
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Lephalale, South Africa
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If you booked a Nile cruise this is one of the must do's. Our family was here during the evening and it is magical. Enough lightning is available and clear pathways

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are traveling to Egypt, you are going to see many temples. This one, however, was one of my favorites. As others have said, it was built to honor the crocodile gods. In ancient times, the Egyptians living around what is now Kom Ombo could anticipate the level of the Nile flooding by observing the crocodiles. Because the crocodiles... More 

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Thank Redrabbits81
Veroia, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the only temple we saw that was dedicated to the crocodile god. Not intact but still very interesting. The crocodile museum is interesting as well as you can see crocodile mummies and understand the significance of crocodiles for ancient Egyptians

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Thank Alexandros M
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit of a schlep if visiting by car (we took at taxi from marsa alam to Edfu, Kom Ombo & then down to Aswan) but so glad we stopped at Kom Ombo, there is much to understand in cool hieroglyphics like the medical equipment the Ancient Egyptians used and a birthing stool (see image). We hired a guide which... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the dual temple of Sobek and Horus stands on a promontory at a bend of the Nile where in ancient times sacred crocodiles basked in the sun. The Ptolematic and Greco-Roman temples offer one of the best preserved sites in Egypt. This architectural masterpiece features doubled, perfectly symmetrical elements - twin entrances, courts, colonnades and sanctuaries. The left side is... More 

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Thank Marion W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing what people more than 2000 years ago where able to do with so little at their disposal. Great stone work impressive art and were you can still see the colours a great painting style. An amazing visit and experience. Plusgreat information.

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Thank thor2705
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Depicts ancient Egyptian religion their ceremonies purifications etc. it's right on the river bank so it's scenic. Learnt interesting facts about surgery they used the same tools 4000 years back which we use today !! This temple was also called ancient hospital.

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Whitley Bay United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth seeing, Lots of visitors as the cruise boats tie up close to the temple. Visit the crocodile mummy museum afterwards.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First stop on the Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. The cruise is worth it if just for this stop. Beautiful temple full of reliefs and colored art.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think what I loved most about this temple was its location right next to the Nile River. My group arrived in the evening just before sunset and it made the experience even more memorable. Once it gets dark the lights go on and illuminate the temple. While Kom Ombo is relatively small compared to other temples, the features are... More 

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