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Temple of Kom Ombo

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Construction of this imposing Graeco-Roman temple was begun by Ptolemy...

Construction of this imposing Graeco-Roman temple was begun by Ptolemy VI Philometer in the 2nd century.

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This is a twin temple dedicated to two different Egyptian Gods namely the crocodile God Sobek and the falcon God Haroeris. This beautiful temple was built during the Ptolemaic... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a twin temple dedicated to two different Egyptian Gods namely the crocodile God Sobek and the falcon God Haroeris. This beautiful temple was built during the Ptolemaic period. An ancient Egyptian calendar is carved into its walls . The Nilometer through which the depths of the river Nile could be ascertained in ancient times is another highlight of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go at night! This is truely a masterpiece when under the darkness and light (to emphasize the artwork detail). Also - checkout the mummified crocs!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not one of the great temples, but it was still well worth the visit. We arrived a little before sunset so saw it both in daylight and night when it is well lit. An interesting bonus was learning about the worship of the crocodiles, which were mummified and are on display.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dedicated to two gods rather than the conventional one, and with a fascinating history as a centre for medicine, Kom Ombo temple offers more than most of the temples along the Nile and well worth the visit. If you can, time your visit at the end of the day when the light is just stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Greco Roman amazing temple honouring the crocodile. Avoid using the toilets at this site. The only place that didn't have clean facilities. They really need to do something here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

As the Nile Cruise is also an experince not to be missed while in Egpyt and this temple is definitely one of the many stops and it happened to be my first after leaving Àswan at 2pm on Ms. Sarah. Here I had the first hand experience of seeing an ancient Egyptian calendar cast in stones but it takes a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Another very interesting temple built for 2 gods and an amazing heiroglyphic calender carved into the stones. A carving of Cleopatra and her sister - but the famous Cleo who was the 7th but the 4th Cleo. Loved the mummified Crocs !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is a twin temple with one half dedicated to Sobek and the other half to Horoeris. There is a secret chamber in between the two inner main sanctuaries, and an ancient egyptian calendar which is pretty easy to follow when the figures are explained. A lot of restoration work has been done on this temple to cover the damage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

During our nilecruise we did visit several tempels in Egypt. This was one of them. the cruise on the nile was verry enjoyable. It is not like a great ship but comfortable, a litle swimmingpool, enoughe food and animation. Evrything you need is there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Visited here as part of a Nile cruise. The temple is really amazing - it's not that big and so the tour boats that come mean that it'll often be relatively busy there. Our guide managed to show us all of the major points though - the surgical / medical list is really surprising as it the fact that some... More 

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