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Temple of Kom Ombo

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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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Excellent Twin Temples

This excellent located Nile river side twin Temple is Must Visit site on tourist itinerary. Best time is evening hours when they are illuminated. This Kim Ombo Temple is dedicated... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Meerut, India
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Meerut, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This excellent located Nile river side twin Temple is Must Visit site on tourist itinerary. Best time is evening hours when they are illuminated. This Kim Ombo Temple is dedicated to local crocodile God Sobek ( left side ) and to Haroeris ( Right side ) . There are Reliefs showing surgical instruments, coronation of Ptolemy XII , Isis ,... More 

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you get to come here via water, you don't need to walk too long. Next door is also a tiny museum about mummified crocodiles, pay small fee plus picture fee. At the temple of Kom Ombo, you'll find the only signs of medical tools on the walls. Amazing to see that as well as the calendar and hear stories... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of a 3-night cruise down the Nile, we stopped at the temple and museum at Kom Ombo for a couple of hours. Beautiful carvings and structures here. Nice people in the area. Interesting museum adjacent with mummified crocodiles. Having a guide helps in understanding everything. A must-see if you're traveling on the Nile. The kids in your group... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very nice temple. It has some unique things like a calendar, medical utensils and a Nile meter. Nonetheless I would not recommend it if you are short on time as other temples are in better shape.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic temple dedicated to Horus (Falcon) and Sobek (Crocodile) gods. We arrived at sunset and it was a magical experience. The colours on some of the carvings are still bright and clear - amazing after more than 2 and a half thousand years! A guide is a must, as he will give you much more information than can be gathered... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an important site and most tourists visit it because it is the only temple which is dedicated to two different deities. It is actually built in that way - one half to Horus and the other half to Shobek the crocodile god. The temple is in ruins due to earthquakes and flooding of the nile which is right... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This temple was builting to two gods: crocodile and hawnk. If you look carefully, it is possible to see a division in teo parts: on the right there are pictures about crocodile god (simbol of fertility, protection and force) and hawnk god on the left (simbol of protection). Pay attention in the end of temple: there are ruines of hospital... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite temple's in Egypt. It is unusual that it was dedicated to two Gods Horus, the Falcon headed God and Sobek, the crocodile headed God, how cool is that!!! It's divided 50-50, bright colors still exist on the ceiling and you can actually see an Egyptian Calendar with dates. A guide is recommended to bring out the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most important temple that tells the story of 2 brother Gods that's why it was symmetrically divides into 2 halves. Inside you will find the first hospital in history and the carvings showing the procedure and tools used in surgery

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great temple must see. Cannot imagine how ancient Egyptians built this massive building. If you want to enjoy at least 2 hours are required.

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