Temple of Kom Ombo, Kom Ombo

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Noted for its perfect symmetry, Temple of Kom Ombo nestles on a jutting headland overlooking the Nile. Commissioned by Ptolemy VI in the 1st century BCE, the structure was later expanded by other rulers, then largely fell into decay before French archaeologists restored it in the late 19th century. Inspect the detailed friezes and hieroglyphs on the walls of the temple, dedicated to gods Horus and Sobek, or view the hundreds of preserved crocodile mummies displayed at the onsite museum. For Temple of Kom Ombo and beyond, use our Kom Ombo trip itinerary planning app to get the most from your Kom Ombo vacation.
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  • We toured this temple at night after a day of cruising on the Nile. The temple is well lit and has several interesting features, including an ancient calendar.  more »
  • this was a stop in our Nile river cruise on the Nile story riverboat. It was extremely crowded but the temple itself was very nicely preserved. A worthy stop to a piece of history  more »
  • A MAGIC OASIS by the riverside, this temple where time stops will reconnect you with your inner bliss. The tickets cost 140 EGP for adults and 70 EGP for students, but during epidemic, there is a 50.....  more »
  • Well worth the effort to visit, a very different temple built for 2 gods (Sobek & Horus) with additions added during the Roman period, its walls have inscriptions for calendars, methods of labour in ancient Egypt (like the labour chair) & pictures for the first surgical tools used by ancient Egyptians for providing anesthesia and performing surgeries in this ancient times. Don't forget to visit the near crocodile mummification Museum.
  • It’s a nice place although it looks incomplete temple but still it’s nice place to visit.
  • This is an amazing temple by the Nile, dedicated to two gods, Horus & Sobek. We visited this temple in the afternoon during our Nile cruise. The temple wall shows the calendar system, medical instruments The paints in ceilings are superb !! There is also a museum where you can see the mummies of crocodiles !!
  • Small compared to some of the other temples, but the art on some of it is still well-preserved and not defaced like many places. Because of the small size, be prepared to wait a short while as tour groups clear certain fixed points.
  • In Aswan , Upper Egypt. It was constructed during the Ptolemaic dynasty, 180–47 BC. Beautiful temple visited in the evening, it was beautiful temple with inscription of calender, science, nilometer, water filtration well, secret echo room to scare the people. Also there is crocodile mummy museum.

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