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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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Kom Ombo, Egypt
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This is a late temple, of the Ptolemaic period. It has a range of hieroglyphics some of which are unique to this site. The medical hieroglyphics are only found on this site whilst the elephant is very unusual. There is also a small mummified crocodile...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many facets to this site. The temple is dedicated to two Gods - Sobek and Horus. The hieroglyphs show evidence of math, counting, calendars, medicine, and much more. Some of the mummified crocodiles are on display in the museum next door. (No...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This temple is dedicated Horus the Sky God and Sobek the falcon God.It is primarily meant for healing centre ,a hospital style health centre.We were taken to this temple at evening ,making it difficult to see and appreciate the fine carvings in the walls ,ceiling...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to Kom Ombo Temple on the Nile, just North of Aswan is a special experience & one usually included on Nile Cruise tours. Kom Ombo Temple is quite special because it’s a duplex Temple - dedicated to two Egyptian gods: Horus / Hawk...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David B L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a cool temple and is a stop on the G Adventures tour. It is thought to be one of the original hospitals or medicine centres. It has some very interesting hieroglyphs (they studied fertility here). The old calendar and ornate coloured ceilings are amazing

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank amandav773
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Temple of Kom Ombo is located in the town of Kom Ombo in the Governate of Aswan. Set dramatically on the east bank of the Nile, 47 kilometers north of Aswan and 168 kilometers south of Luxor, The Temple of Kom Ombo is a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank adriano769
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in the evening, similar to Karak and Luxor, but different. Different Gods. More Greek than the former two. Get a guide.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank IanMinshall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THIS site just a stone’s throw from the Nile is very unusual because it is not one temple but two. We visited it as night was beginning to fall and were told that the temple had been dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god, and Horus...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank singhasam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated right next to the river it would be easy to pay the small entrance fee and go and see it by yourself ... but paying that bit extra to have the explanations from an egyptologist is well woth it. Our first stop on our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Williamtje
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to Horus, the Sky God, and Sobek, the Crocodile God. There are detailed reliefs in the walls. This was the only temple we visited at night so we had a different perspective with the lights shining on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Yes, you can certainly buy tickets for Kom Ombo right at the gate. This was one of our favourite temples - a must see in our opinion. Enjoy! Elissa and Chris Vancouver, Canada
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