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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great location and really 2 temples. Excellent sculptures. Crocodile musuem is worth the visit - mummified crocodiles in all sizes and eggs too. Nice presentation. Stop here a must - again - no tourists.

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Littleton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Interesting double temple: Sobek and Horus together with secret tunnels where the "gods" aka the priests could hide to whisper advice to visiting Pharoahs. Don't skip the mummified crocs

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

nearly all Nile cruise ships dock at kom ombo for a couple of hours just in front of this temple, so it is very easy to visit, when you get into the temple you find some columns with still coloured images of ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses then you get inside this spectacular temple to see images of king Ptolemy... More 

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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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glasgow
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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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