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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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I visited at sunset and it truly takes your breath away. There wasn't a lot of tourists there last October when I visited and I must say to stand there alone was an incredible... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I visited at sunset and it truly takes your breath away. There wasn't a lot of tourists there last October when I visited and I must say to stand there alone was an incredible experience. .

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

you stop here on your boat trip to view a mummified crocodile. SORBEK good place to see we loved it .

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Our cruise boat pulled up here for a two hour stop. It is right on the rivers edge and in its time must have been inspiring. Being in the middle of nowhere, it is still impressive but not nearly as overwhelming as Luxor temples. Our guide picked up us on the boat and took us around quickly. there is another... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The history is amazing as always. But this temple also showcases how advanced ancient Egyptians are. There's a numerical calendar on one of the walls and a surgery in the back. I had no idea ancient Egyptians performed surgeries until visiting this temple. There's a wall at the back detailing the instruments and procedures for the surgery. It really helps... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Awesome temple and at sunset it is magical! There are hieroglyphs everywhere you look and it looks like the temple hasn't changed in a long time, like it's immune to time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Our Nile cruise docked here for a few hours and we walked to the temple... 7 min walk from the boat. The temple is dedicated to 2 gods and it showed carvings of the ancient Egyptian calendar, child birth, surgical instruments etc. The well to measure the height of the Nile and the crocodile museum was interesting as well. If... More 

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Wonderful tour of the temple- magnificent carvings and amazing columns. You can walk right up to and touch them- feeling the power of this place. Restored partially but enough to get an idea of what it would have been like so many many years ago. Visited late in the day when the shadows were long and the temple deserted... it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I visited this temple a while now, accessed it by land . its not a temple with enough details to keep you hooked for a an hour or two. highly recommend visiting it as part of a cruise trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A great stop and well preserved. Easy access from the river. Great stories about the high priest fooling the Greeks due to the structure of the temple. Ancient well system to support Egyptian spa here. Nice columns and wonderful carvings depicting medical Rx beginning and child birth assistance. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Kom Ombo temple is dedicated to the god Horus and the god Sobek, it's actually two temples together. You will notice on the walls that the carvings are identical until the picture of the god. On the one side is Horus, god of the sky represented with the head of the falcon. On the other side is Sobek, the Crocodile... More 

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Address: Kom Ombo, Egypt
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Nile River Valley  >  Aswan Governorate  >  Kom Ombo

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