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Kom Ombo Temple
- Kom Ombo Temple
- Alt Name:
- Ancient Egypt
- 200BC - 101BC
- Kom Ombo
- Kom Ombo,
- Medinet Madi Temple,
about Kom Ombo Temple
The Kom Ombo Temple is a sacred Ptolemaic temple co-dedicated to the crocodile deity Sobek and to the falcon-headed Haroeris. This dual-dedication is quite atypical and is - equally unusually - reflected in the symmetrical design of the Kom Ombo Temple.
Built under Ptolemy VI of the Ptolemaic Dynasty in the second century BC, the Kom Ombo Temple was added to under the Romans.
Despite being damaged by earthquakes and other things over the centuries, the Kom Ombo Temple is still impressive and has much to see including a range of religious carvings as well as those depicting day-to-day scenes, a sacred well and many a mummified crocodile.
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Address: Kom Ombo, Aswan, Egypt
Phone: Contact local tourist office
Located approx 5km south of the centre of Kom Ombo, along the bank of the Nile.
Open daily from 7am. Entry LE 30.
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