Kom Ombo

Kom Ombo Along with Esna and Edfu, Kom Ombo is the third major stop

that most of the Nile cruises between Luxor and Aswan make on their journey.

Located only 30 miles north of Aswan, it is also easy to visit Kom Ombo on a day trip by car;

however, The setting of this Temple of Sobek, the crocodile god, makes an approach

by water the far superior way to visit this site. The temple is perched atop

Kom Ombo

a picturesque bluff alongside the river and while there are no longer any

crocodiles in the river or in the sacred lake inside the temple complex, t

his riverside temple is still worthy of a visit.

Like the other two sites between Luxor and Aswan, Kom Ombo dates from

the Ptolemaic Dynasty and it was only completed under Roman rule.

Kom Ombo

The temple has a dual dedication to Sobek, as well as Horus,

and the plan of the temple reflects this dual purpose.

It is an asymmetrical mirror of itself along with its main axis with one half devoted

to each of the two gods it honors. Like at Esna, the pylon entrance to the

temples is no longer standing, leaving the hypostyle hall as the main feature

that visitors see today. Also on the grounds of the temple is the Crocodile Museum,

which has a display of crocodile mummies.

Along with Esna and Edfu, Kom Ombo is the third major stop

that most of the Nile cruises between Luxor and Aswan make on their journey.

Located only 30 miles north of Aswan. it is also easy to visit  on a day trip by car;

however, The setting of this Temple of Sobek, the crocodile god, makes an approach

by water the far superior way to visit this site. The temple is perched atop

Kom Ombo

a picturesque bluff alongside the river and while there are no longer any

crocodiles in the river or in the sacred lake inside the temple complex, t

his riverside temple is still worthy of a visit.

Like the other two sites between Luxor and Aswan,  dates from

the Ptolemaic Dynasty and it was only completed under Roman rule.

Kom Ombo

The temple has a dual dedication to Sobek, as well as Horus,

and the plan of the temple reflects this dual purpose.

It is an asymmetrical mirror of itself along with its main axis with one half devoted

to each of the two gods it honors. Like at Esna. the pylon entrance to the

temples is no longer standing, leaving the hypostyle hall as the main feature

that visitors see today. Also on the grounds of the temple is the Crocodile Museum,

which has a display of crocodile mummies.