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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.
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This is not the biggest or the best preserved ruined temple you'll see in Egypt, but it's still a very rewarding place to visit. It's Ptolemaic in era, but unusual in that it is dedicated to two gods rather than one. The whole place is totally symmetrical. It also has a "secret" corridor where the priests could both hear what the penitents were asking of the gods, as well as (possibly) supplying the voice of the god's "answer".

Thank Andy F
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

We were lucky to visit it by night, the lighting is good in almost all places and that make the visit more dramatic. The temple shows how sacred the crocodile was considered. I did not care too much though the visit to the nicely set up museum of crocodile mummies, it's just the subject.

Thank Bruno F
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

When the boat pulls up the temple looks like a facade for a big blockbuster movie. The smoke from burning sugarcane and the palm trees in the foreground all add to it. Very impressive! The mummified crocodiles and eggs in the museum are interesting .

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

This can be done as a half day trip from Aswan which is only 50 kilometres away. We hired a taxi for LE400 for a return trip and an hour to look at the site which is pretty ample time. There is a small museum attached to the site which has mummified crocodiles (included in LE50 entry price to Kom Ombo, but there is a LE50 charge if you want to take photo's inside the museum). The temple of Kom Ombo is dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god. The temple is quite small and can be seen in around 40 minutes. There is still some paint left on the carvings

Thank Rodman100
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Beautifully lit as dusk fell. The main features of this temple was the "double" nature. Split down the middle, the southern side is dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, where the northern half is dedicated to Horus.

It also features an ancient calendar.

A very nice stop along the Nile Cruise, with a Crocodile museum adjacent on a separate ticket

Thank CodyMav
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