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Temple of Kom Ombo
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Owner description: Construction of this imposing Graeco-Roman temple was begun by Ptolemy VI Philometer in the 2nd century.
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“striking double temple”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

.A great example of a Greco Roman temple, Kom Ombo is unique in that it was built to pay homage to two gods - the crocodile god Sobek and Horus the falcon god. Constructed as two temples mirror image the double entrance is very interesting. For something really different there is a museum near the temple which houses crocodile mummies.

Visited February 2013
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“Temple and mummified crocodiles - worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

This temple is right by the Nile and is another one of the Greek / Roman era finished in AD100 or so. The temple is lit up at night, so a late afternoon / early evening visit results in some great photos. This temple shows images of the crocodile god, and before the exit there is a small mummified crocodile museum. Carvings are in good condition, but not as colorful as some of the other temples of this era (eg. Dendera Temple)

Visited December 2012
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“Worth to Visit at night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Kom Ombo, that is Hill of gold is a routine stop on any Nile cruise. It's worth stopping here and visitng the temple at night. It's not as big as the others, but with a nice view and as said, well lit during night.

Visited March 2012
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

allthough the temple at Kom Ombo has been through a lot of earthquakes- I found it to be one of the most interesting on my Nile cruise. Luckily its is situated right beside the Nile so you can walk to the temple. A fantastic peace of history- you will find the oldest calendar on earth, depictions of tools used by doctors and a fine example of a Nile-o-meter. On your way out you can also see stuffed crocodiles if you did not visit the mummymuseum in Luxor.

right beside the temple you will find a lovely cafe/re staurant with live music (if you think they are to loud you need to tip them to go away from your table lol) you will off course find the usual touts trying to sell everything at hand- but it seemed more laid back here- maybe they were just tired.

Alovely temple not to be missed if you are in the area.

Visited January 2013
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“Lovely at sunset”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

A beautiful temple you can walk to from your cruise boat? Too true. Kom ombo is a matter of yards from the banks of the Nile and is small but full of interesting history; a calender and engravings of early surgery. Arriving there as the sun was setting and the flood lights come on made this a cooler place to look round but no less detracted from the enjoyment. If anything it enhanced it. The museum, at the end of the tour, full of mummified crocodiles was really fascinating. A lovely place to visit before dinner.

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