Tours-To-Egypt Call Us through Whatsapp
Home | Site Map | Contact us       

Kom Ombo Temple

favorites print email facebook twitter pinterest compact   
Information
Located in the town of Kom-Ombo, about 28 Miles north of Aswan, the Temple, dating to the Greeks, is built on a high dune overlooking the Nile. The actual temple was started by Ptolemy VI Philometor in the early second century BC. Ptolemy XIII built the outer and inner hypostyle halls. The outer enclosure wall and part of the court were built by Augustus sometime after 30 BC, and are mostly gone. There are also tombs from the Old Kingdom in the vicinity of Kom-Ombo village. The Temple known as Kom Ombo is actually two temples consisting of a Temple to Sobek and a Temple of Horus. In ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the river bank near here. The Temple has scant remains, due first to the changing Nile, then the Copts who once used it as a church, and finally by builders who used the stones for new buildings.

Egypt Sightseeings
 
Egypt activities
 
 
holiday planner paypal subscribe for newsletter  
join us