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Temple of Kom Ombo

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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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Amazing not to be missesd

While it's more on the small side compared to other temples here, it must be one of the most amazing. What makes it so unique is its design. It's actually a building enclosing two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Amin G
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While it's more on the small side compared to other temples here, it must be one of the most amazing. What makes it so unique is its design. It's actually a building enclosing two temples for to different gods. The two temples are mirror images of each other with the symmetry running along a centre line. This must have been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the stops on our trip up the Nile. Nice gentle stroll with a slight hill to climb. This is a small site compared to many, with some very interesting stories to tell. The small Crocodile museum is fascinating, make sure you allow enough time to see this.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is considered as the oldest hospital in the world. Kom Ombo used to perform surgeries approx 5000 years ago. The wall paintings are providing a clear proof of that. The compound is still well maintained. There is also one crocodile mummy museum adjacent to the temple. This temple was famous for surgery and skin treatment. A must visit... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though small (relative to other temples), it is one of the more beautiful ones we've experienced. It is clean, well-maintained with clear hieroglyphics.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small but unique temple in which it has two goddesses (Sobic and Horus). Amazing architecture! Don't miss the museum next to the temple which has mummified crocodiles that were discovered during the expedition.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited this temple while on our Sonesta Moon Goddess Nile cruise. It was built during the Greco-Roman period, completed about 47 BC. There is not much left of the original huge complex, but what is still there is really good. It even has mummified crocodiles, which we had not seen in any of the other temples we had visited.... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

We visited this temple during our Nile cruise. It was a short walk from where our ship docked. Situated on a hill overlooking the Nile, it looked so grand. It is one of very few temples dedicated to two (rather than one) ancient Egyptian gods. It has amazing engravings on walls showing ancient Egyptian medical and surgical instruments. It also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Out of all of the ancient egyptian temples which are still standing this is the smallest and least impressive, however still beautiful and worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Before the construction of the Aswan dam, crocodiles swam the whole length of the river. Here, the often used the sandbanks to lay thair eggs, and so we end up with a Temple dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile-headed God. There's some interesting stuff here, that isn't found elsewhere (like the doctors' relief) and the small museum containung the mummified remains... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

As we entered there was a snake charmer so that was a bonus The site was good especially as the sun went down I think looked better as it was lite up There's a crocodile museum there too We came here as part of Nile Cruise which stops very close to site

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