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Temple of Kom Ombo

Address: Kom Ombo, Egypt
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Kom Ombo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Construction of this imposing Graeco-Roman temple was begun by...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Construction of this imposing Graeco-Roman temple was begun by Ptolemy VI Philometer in the 2nd century.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I have seen many of the temples and they are starting to get a little bit same same. This place was very unusual and I would still recommend to anyone!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It is really important to be with a tour guide or have an audio guide, as it can be tricky trying to understand what you are looking at. This was breathtaking. So much history and so many intact ruins

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West Sussex, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Lots to see and I particularly enjoyed finding out about medical practices of the time. Our guide was able to pick out and show us many interesting pieces in relation to this

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Extremely beautiful and intricate work which is at the same time large enough to be majestic and imposing. No baby strollers possible but lots of gravel for the kids to play in. Must see the engravings at the back of the temple as well as the calendar.

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Out Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

worth a trip, by now, you probably have seen 5 temples already, coming from Theben and Luxor. but this one is compact and has a unique dedication to Sobek, due to a bend in the river that spilled crocs there post a regular flood.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Temple dedicated to two indigenous gods of the Aswan area, where ancient Egyptian medicine reached an apex. The most interesting display is the crocodile mummies.

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Kangra, India
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The carvings are interesting and it displays the medical practises followed at that time. The medical knowledge of ancient Egyptians is commendable. The mummified crocodiles are fascinating. Overall monument is well kept and lightings are superb.

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Saskatchewan
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Kim Ombo had some very unique, health related, carvings/heiroglyphs. A very clear set related to child birth and a piece related to virility (?). Well worth a visit. As at most Egyptian sites, the vendors are VERY aggressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

So this was a place of ancient healing and medicine. Inscriptions tell of miraculous healings and medical knowledge and skills that modern medicine is still figuring out! The 20m crocodiles must have scared people to wellness!! Find the birthing relief - you can tell that those with trouble in this area still come here to receive blessings for impending birth.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

one of few temples where the you can see ancient medical instruments that was used in old Egypt. Genus people the calendar is amazing

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