The Temple Of Kom Ombo In Kom Ombo

Situated in the town of Kom Ombo, 28 miles to the north of Aswan is Temple of Kom Ombo which dates back to Ptolemies and was constructed on high dune, overlooking River Nile. The imposing Greco Roman temple features marvellous setting. A visit to the temple is included within the itinerary of Nile Cruises sailing from Aswan to Luxor. The word ‘Kom’ means ‘hill’ and ‘Ombo’ means ‘gold’. The temple was constructed to worship two Gods- Sobek, the God of crocodiles and Horus, the falcon God. Sacred crocodiles once sunbathed on the river bank here. The temple features two courts, two entrances, two hypostyle halls, two colonnades and two sanctuaries. People of Ombos held crocodiles sacred. The double temple is really unusual where you can find symmetrical two parallel passageways.

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