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The entrance into the Temple is located to the Easter side. There is an ancient Gate built by Neos Dionysus (Ptolemy XIII). Then you will see Mud brick Enclosure Wall and the Birth House of Ptolemy VII (Mammissi). The Birth House is the nearest building to the river. Its western half was destroyed, so little of it remained till now.
The first Pylon of the Temple was unfortunately destroyed as well. Only stones of the foundation and part of the Wall remained. The emperor Augustus constructed this Courtyard. The entrance is dived into two gateways. Each leads to one half of the Temple dedicated to each the twin deities.
Everything is duplicated along the main axis. There are two entrances, two Courts, two Colonnades, two Hypostyle Halls and two Sanctuaries.
You may see the entrance into the Temple of Kom-Ombo and Courtyard on my 2 min 30 sec Kom Ombo Courtyard VIDEO clip
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