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Temple of Kom Ombo

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Address: Kom Ombo, Egypt
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Description: 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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Our ship docked at Kom Ombu at sunset and it was spectacular to see the temple in that lighting. We arrived after dark but they were well lit and quite magnificent. My kids were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Our ship docked at Kom Ombu at sunset and it was spectacular to see the temple in that lighting. We arrived after dark but they were well lit and quite magnificent. My kids were quite taken with the mummified crocodiles in the adjacent museum.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We arrived at the Kom Ombo Temple after dark so we toured the Temple complex under floodlights - really spectacular. The Temple is a short walk away from the cruise boat mooring. The Temple is dedicated to two deities, Sobek (Crocodile God) and Horus. So in effect, the complex is two Temples and they are mirror images. The construction of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This temple is dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god off medicine and Haroreris. This temple was added to by Trajan. This is mostly gone now. Inside Ptolemy is shown with the Egyptian gods. There is an amazing wall of carvings which is a sort of calendar dividing months into three ten week periods. This was all explained to us by... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Across the Nile from Kom Ombo temple, there is a village called 'MANSOURIA KUBLY' which is like livibg 3000 YEARS BACK IN TIME, they make their own bread in clay ovens & live in mud huts. The people are very friendly & welcome everyone with open arms. From this poor village, you can see Kom Ombo temple across the Nile... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Booked through Memphis tour. Very knowledgeable guide (Egyptologist) - Ahmad. Short stop at Kom Ombo on the Soneta St George Cruise ship at around 1730 hrs. Depart for Aswan around 1900 hrs. Amazing history of the two temples. One dedicated to Horis Elder and Sobiek (crocodile). These two temples were relocated from the original sites visible from the new site... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Dedicated to the Crocodile God, this temple lives up to the expectations of the tourist. It has all the stunning features of temples and the small Museum attached to the Temple with its crocodile mummies is worth visiting. In our case it was part of the Temple fee It wouldn't be Egypt if you weren't hassled by vendors but it... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Our cruise ship moored right at this temple and we walked a short way to visit it. It was particularly beautiful at night when it was lit up and we could see if from the deck.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This temple is quite small although it has some nice crisp carvings. Also visible are the means by which large stone blocks were held tightly together in the construction of the temple. The crocodile museum is quite new and although small, it has some good displays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Right on the waters edge this temple is a little stunner- although not so little when you get inside- none of them are. Absolutely beautiful. Our Nile cruise ship was moored along side so we had a fab photo opportunity at sunset..stunning. Some nice little shops to look at if you can bare the hassle- much easier in the quieter... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Probably the least impressive temple we went to on our nile cruise. But the crocodile museum was very interesting

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