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Address: Kom Ombo, Egypt
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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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The Temple of Kom Ombo is an unusual double temple in the town of Kom Ombo in Aswan Governorate, Upper Egypt. It was constructed during the Ptolemaic dynasty, 180–47 BC.[1] Some... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Temple of Kom Ombo is an unusual double temple in the town of Kom Ombo in Aswan Governorate, Upper Egypt. It was constructed during the Ptolemaic dynasty, 180–47 BC.[1] Some additions to it were later made during the Roman period. The building is unique because its 'double' design meant that there were courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms duplicated for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely is worth the visit, the ruins are still well preserved, there's a museum dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, they have modified crocodiles

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here by boat. It's on the bank of the Nile and superb views from the main temple. It's Greco-Romano in the Egyptian style

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of the best temples i have ever visited , and not many people visiting because it's between luxor and Aswan but as a part of the nile cruise i was lucky to see it . there is an ancient nilometer there and a museum of mummified crocodiles near the temple .. loved this place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well preserved temple, lotsa photographic points. Not many people visiting though, a shame as this is a good temple to see the carvings and paintings, and the Nilometer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very well preserved temple. It features mummified crocodiles and also a falcon god. It also features a gauge of the height of the Nile so as to determine the tax levy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of our Nile River cruise we visited the town of Kom-Ombo about half way between Edfu and Aswan. The Temple of Sobek and Haroeris in Kom Ombo (also known as the Kom Ombo Temple) was built to overlook the Nile. Most spectacular was the temple lit up at night which we could see form the top of our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a must visit! Learn how people worship in the temple and make sure you take a look at the Nilometer and I'm so impressed on how they manage to figure out how to build all these things without any machines!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our cruise on the Nile, we visited Kom Ombo, originally Nubt - the City of Gold. This is an unique temple, a 'Double Temple' - Dedicated to Sobek - the Crocodile God and Haroeris - the Falcon God. The stone carvings are excellent and tells the stories of a bye-gone era.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This is a small temple compared to the Temple of Luxor but the carved characters are deep and really stands out. Temple is dedicated to the Temple of Crocodile God Sobek thus the many crocodile heads on the wall. There is a small museum outside the temple about crocodiles which you must visit.

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