Temple of Kom Ombo, Kom Ombo

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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  • This time we were there in the dark. The temple is then nicely lit. You lose some details, but in itself it is so very very beautiful! It is a fairly ' young Hellinistisch ' temple, so strongly affected. But because that the Egyptian culture largely disrespected still has more than enough apparent. In addition, also the influences of Alexander the great and his successors are interesting. It's fine to a good guide with you that the Egyptian theology what can explain: complicated enough. At a typical Nile cruise have the guides this knowledge, or they think that tourists do not want to hear and keep it to what on surface. Take good note of the Nijlometer, with the wonderful story around it the stability of the Nile, the economic reality and the tax practice. The associated crocodiles museum is nice for you to take if you're there, but certainly not more than that.
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  • It was the last Temple before returning home. And it is fine. Well preserved, and with the same characteristics of symmetry, spectacular. Beautiful shot of an unforgettable journey.
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  • 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.
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