Temple of Kom Ombo

Standing infront of the temple you are met by two entrances. The right hand is dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god and the left to Horus the falcon god, & behind the temple is a crocodile museum with a lot of crocodile mummies

Kom Ombo, Aswan – Egypt

Coordinates: 24.452100, 32.928300

Located about 28 miles north of Aswan. It was built on a high dune overlooking the Nile. There are two entrances, two courts, two colonades, two hypostyle halls. and two sanctuaries.
The temple is dedicated to the false crocodile god and the falcon god.

Much of the temple has been destroyed by the Nile, earthquakes, and later builders who used its stones for other projects. Some of the reliefs inside were defaced by Copts, who once used the temple as a church. All the temples buildings in the southern part of the plateau were cleared of debris and restored by Jacques de Morgan in 1893.

The building is unique because its ‘double’ design meant that there were courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms duplicated for two sets of false gods.

Crocodile Museum

A few of the three hundred crocodile mummies discovered in the vicinity are displayed in The Crocodile Museum.

Know This

Be sure to get a guide whilst going around as there are lots of really interesting bits which you would miss if you were the average tourist. In particular, look at the ground whilst walking around, you will see the games people played as they stood in queues waiting to see the doctor! Definitely worth a visit!