"Kom Ombo, the "crocodile town"" Kawm Umbu by hez28
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Kom Ombo was our stop after Edfu, before reaching Aswan. It was just perfect timing when we arrived there; we had had our yummy barbeque lunch on the ship, enjoyed the beautiful views by the Nile River, and at 5 pm we reached the little town of Kom Ombo.
We went directly to the temple of Kom Ombo which was within walking distance. The temple was a perfect view – very beautifully lit, and would look pretty in photos. If only there weren’t so many tourists…
The town of Kom Ombo had been popularly known as Pa-Sebek (Land of Sobek) in the ancient times for the region’s worship of the crocodile god.
Kom Ombo also was a military base and a trading centre between Egypt and Nubia, but nowadays the main attraction is none other than the Temple of Kom Ombo.
Hathor Shrine is located on the right side of the temple. This is where u can find some mummified crocodiles, and their... more travel advice
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