Kom Ombo was a stunning sight seen from the Nile. Cruising along, admiring the fertile valleys, we suddenly rounded a bend and saw this grand limestone temple on the edge of the shore. Located just 45 km north of Aswan, it can be reached in an hour by bus for two pounds, or by boat in 2-3 hours for twenty-five pounds in a felucca (the ‘official rate'... good luck).
Built in 150 BC, representing the Middle Kingdom, Kom Ombo is a dual temple dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god, and Horus, the falcon god. Their temples side by side have identical, symmetrical features, massive twin doors, pillars, courts, halls, and sanctuaries. Built originally in the 2nd century by Ptolemy VI Philometor, su...Read More