Kom Ombu Photo Gallery

The Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombu is 40 km north of Aswan. It is two symmetrical temples side by side. The left side is the temple of the falcon god Horoeris (Horus the Elder). The right side is the temple of Sobek, the local crocodile god. This is one of the few temples still situated on the banks of the Nile. It was begun by Ptolemy VI in the second century B.C.E. and completed by Ptolemy XII in the first century B.C.E. Roman emperor Augustus added the entrance pylon in 30 B.C.E.

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Last modified 29 June 2016