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Temple of Kom Ombo

Kom Ombo, Egypt
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Kom Ombo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: Construction of this imposing Graeco-Roman temple was begun by Ptolemy VI Philometer in the 2nd century.
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
69 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Stopped here as part of a whistle stop tour on a Nile cruise. The price is very reasonable, but i would suggest a tour guide as the place has some very interesting history and no information is available in regards to the temple on site. There are not drinking/toilet facilities here. Make sure you visit the crocodile museum on the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Kom Ombo temple is one of the temples which built in the times of the Greeks in Egypt. Kom is an Arabic word means a pile and Ombo is derived from Egyptian word NBW which means gold. Then Kom Ombo is the pile of gold. The temple was started in the time of the Greeks and completed in the time... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This temple is perfectly situated on the Nile. The temple has a really strange story - worshipping crocodiles. Seriously? A crocodile? And then to go ahead and mummify them? At Sakkara we saw the bull tombs. This tops it!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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70 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Kom Ombo Temple was my favorite temple to visit because of what it demonstrates of the advancements in ancient Egyptian knowledge and culture in mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, pharmacy, surgery, medicine, warfare and multi-theistic worship (it's a temple of two gods). The temple and columns are intact, and while not as large or grand as others, detailed and insightful. The calendars... More

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Rome, Italy
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92 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This temple is dedicated to two Gods and is rather unique because its 'double' design. Courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms are duplicated for two sets of gods. Everything in the temple is perfectly symmetrical along the main axis and there is a very well preserved relief showing the entire calendar used by the Egyptians. A small museum next to the... More

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Burscough, United Kingdom
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51 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I visited this lovely little temple, right on the banks of the Nile, as part of a Nile cruise. It's not as big or as glamorous as some other temples, but still well worth a visit. The stone reliefs are amazingly well preserved; as a nurse, I was particularly interested in the ones relating to ancient Egyptian medicine, and how... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

It was wonderfull and well worth the visit, but try to visit when there are no boat hotels visiting, as it can get very busy. When the boats are not moared, it is quiet and one can see everything. Ensure a good guide and do not forget to visit the museum. The views of the Nile are also spectacular.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

What a wonderful way to wake up in the morning - our ship the Princess Sarah (wonderful ship too) docked directly in front of the temple. The sun was up and the temple sparkled. We disembarked and were the only ones in the temple for about 15 minutes before the rest of the ship entered. This temple is dedicated to... More

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Mummified crocodiles in the visitor centre. Fab fab fab. Plus the boats tie up right outside. There are hawkers and they give you free gifts to get you to buy which if you DONT buy they snatch back before you get to the boat. Be mindful. If you don't want it don't take it. If they won't take it back,... More

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Valencia, Spain
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42 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Your guidebook might mention some mummified crocodiles on display in the tiny chapel of Hathor. These and much more have been moved to a beautifully subtly lit modern museum where you can take photos. The museum is just a few minutes walk north along the temple complex wall that's parallel to the Nile. In other words, when facing the Nile... More

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