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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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

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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Perth, Australia
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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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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Just like most of the Temples in Egypt this is another beautiful temple. The hieroglyphics are very well preserved.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Situated on the bank of the Nile it was a pleasure to walk up to ... the Temple is still very much intact and the adjoining museum with it's crocodile mummies was most interesting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I really liked Kom Ombo - it was one of the more unique temples I saw in Egypt given that a lot of the colours had incredibly stood the test of time! Photos and a longer review are on my blog - http://ordinarygirlextraordinarydreamer.com/2014/09/02/kom-ombo-temple-egypt/

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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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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luxor
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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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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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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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