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The temple of Kom Ombo

On the right bank of the Nile, in about forty kilometers in the North of Aswan, raises itself the temple of Kom Ombo. The arrival by the Nile at feet of temple is a magnificent show, especially if you are lucky and you arrive there at night.


The night arrival on the temple
The night arrival on the temple
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The night arrival on the temple
The night arrival on the temple
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Built under the ptolemaik era and ended by the Roman emperors Tibere, Claude and Domitien, the temple of Kom Ombo has the peculiarity to be dedicated to two divinities put on the same foot of equality: the god Sobek, god of the fertility and Haroeris (more known under the name of Horus).


The temple of Kom Ombo
The temple of Kom Ombo
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The temple of Kom Ombo
The temple of Kom Ombo
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The temple of Kom Ombo
The temple of Kom Ombo
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Details of the temple of Kom Ombo
Details of the temple of Kom Ombo
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Details of the temple
Details of the temple
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Details of the temple
Details of the temple
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Details of the temple
Details of the temple
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Details of the temple
Details of the temple
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Details of the temple
Details of the temple
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Details of the temple
Details of the temple
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Details of the temple
Details of the temple
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Details of the temple
Details of the temple
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Details of the temple
Details of the temple
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Details of the temple
Details of the temple
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The temple of Kom Ombo is especially considered as 3 peculiarities :

  • The mummies of crocodiles which we can find in the chapel of Hator of the site. Sobek is the god crocodile, the crocodiles of the Nile are thus representations of Sobek. They were so mummified by the priests of the temple when they were discovered died.
  • The surgical instruments which we find engraved on the wall of the bottom of the temple. Their resemblance with instruments used nowadays is striking...
  • Nilometer. This well in the form of key of life and connected in the Nile allowed the priest to determine the height of the taxes to come: if Nilometer was high, the harvests were going to be good and the high taxes.

Mummies of crocodiles
Mummies of crocodiles
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Surgical instruments
Surgical instruments
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Nilometer
Nilometer
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