Kom Ombo Temple

Kom Ombo Temple

Kom Ombo Temple, located 45 km (28 miles) North of Aswan and 165 km (103 miles) south of Luxor, it was dedicated to Sobek and Horus the Elder, the Temple of Kom Ombo has two identical entrances, hypostyle halls and sanctuaries. The symmetry of the temple layout is a tribute to the mythical link the two gods shared. Built on an outcrop at a bend in the Nile where crocodiles used to gather in ancient times, the temple is a testament to the importance Ancient Egyptian priests placed in the natural cycles and crocodiles of the Nile. Visit the temple to see mummified crocodiles, clay coffins and spectacular reliefs on the walls.

What's left of the Roman-era forecourt  Relief of Horus and Sobek, honorees of the temple  Wall relief at Kom Ombo Temple   Mummified crocodiles on display in the Chapel of Hathor at Kom Ombo  Forecourt and Hypostyle Hall of Kom Ombo  A well-preserved frieze inside Kom Ombo temple  Columns and partial roof in the Hypostyle Hall  Big temple of Kom Ombo  Wall relief at Kom Ombo Temple  Capitals and cornice of the Outer Hypostyle Hall

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