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 impressive temple is located directly on the river bank, which makes it a perfect place to visit on a Nile cruise. It is perfectly symmetrical whereby one half is dedicated to Sobek, the...  more »
  • Our Nile cruise ship stopped at Kom Ombo so that our tour group could visit the temple, a short walk from the boat dock. In ancient times, it’s believed this area would have been infested with...  more »
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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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