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“Temple by the Nile river”
Review of Temple of Kom Ombo

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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Kom Ombo temple is located by the Nile river. It is so convenient to walk up from the cruise boat to visit. Temple was constructed in 185BC. Crocodiles are mummified as an offering to Sobek God. The entrance ticket covers the crocodile museum.

Thank May F
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Though this has suffered some damage from the Nile flooding, earthquakes and some of the stones being taken away and used for construction by the locals over the years, it is now protected and is definitely worth a visit. Dedicated to two gods, Horus and Sobek, they also have a crocodile museum behind the temple. This houses the hundreds of crocodile mummies that were found here. Crocodiles were worshipped and mummified upon death (Sobek was the crocodile god)

Thank Nidhi C
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We visited with our guide in the morning while we were on a Nile cruise. Kom Ombo was beautiful and very interesting. It was interesting to hear about all the medical treatment that was done here and see the hieroglyphs representing medical tools that we still use a version of today. I recommend!

Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This is walking distance from the Nile and boat moorings. Having a guide was perfect, the hieroglyphics were accurately described including Egyptian Medical Doctors // Medical tools, the 'birthing' chairs and the 3 wells bring running water to the temple. Even though a percentage of hieroglyphics have been damaged - there was still ample of quality photos to be taken.
Next door are the mummy crocodiles which was 10 minutes to view and no photographs.
Consider a guide.

Thank Peter17OZ
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

we visited this temple in early evening
Be aware that there are steps and the ground is unlevel, it might be a good idea to have a small torch with you
It is a temple in two halves, to two different gods, one side each to each god, Sobek (crocodile headed) and Horus.
We went with a guide from our Nile Cruise. (we travelled with orbital travel, and our guide Marco was so good and knowledgeable)
We were shown various carvings of interest. These, though in Egyptian style, were often Roman, and the figures had rounded bellies with navels showing, which we were told identifies them as Roman inspired.
It is possible that a 'corridor' at the back of the temple was used as a kind of hospital
There is evidence of Christian later use of the temple, as there are crypts
Included in our ticket was a visit to the crocodile museum where there are mummified crocodiles of all sizes. Crocodiles once were a nuisance in this area when the Nile flooded, but are no longer present in this part of the Nile
The temple was illuminated beautifully, showing up relief carvings of interest and hieroglyphs
You can take photos anywhere, but not in the crocodile museum

Thank Colin K
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