"The Temple of Kom Ombo" Egypt Off The Beaten Path Tip by Paul2001

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  The Temple of Kom Ombo
by Paul2001

The Temple of Kom Ombo is one of the less ancient of Egyptian many fascinating monuments. It was actually built in the the 2nd century B.C. during the Plotemy. What actually you see at the site is the remains of two temples, the Temple of Haroeris and the Temple of Sobek. Today it is hard to get a sense of this as Kom Ombo seems to be a hodgepodge, albeit interesting, of carved columns and walls decorated with hieroglyphics. The temple after the collapse of the Roman Empire, was used as a Coptic Church.
It is not as well preserved as the nearby Temple of Edfu but it is worth dropping in on the way to that temple. This is what I did. The temple also has a very pretty setting against the banks of the Nile. You can see cruise boat coming and going along the river.

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  • Written Sep 18, 2003
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