Temple of the gods Sobek and Haroeris – Kom Ombo
Kom Ombo stands on a promontory at a bend in the Nile Aswan and Edfu. We arrive here at sunset and had to rush before the sun sunk too low. Sunset here is at 6PM.
This is the temple where the Doctors in ancient times came to study. It is pretty amazing to see prescriptions written in hieroglyphics. We see depictions of medical tools, and even women in birthing chairs. Our guide tells us there is even evidence that successful brain surgery was performed here. It is unbelievable!!
We saw strange hieroglyphics of men’s penises. Our guide explains that when enemies were defeated they were castrated. It was an effective way to limit their numbers for future generations
We left the temple as the sun was setting. Our pensive mood was quickly ended as we descended into the hectic marketplace where hopeful venders awaited us.