The Kom Ombo Temple is an unusual double temple located in the town of Kom Ombo in the Upper Egypt Governorate of Aswan. It is one of the greatest temples constructed in Aswan. It was built during the Ptolemaic Dynasty 180-47 BC. Some additions were made to it later during the Roman period.
It is located in Nagaa Al Shatab, Kom Ombo Center, Aswan Governorate. You can visit the temple while you are on one-day trips to Egypt and going to Aswan.
Kom Mbo is one of the temples in Aswan that is really worth a visit .You can take a trip to this great temple through a trip to Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples from Aswan.
Where there are a number of tombs and temples that you will visit in Aswan and Luxor, the temple has many tombs that belong to the ancient Egyptians and the ancient era .You can know the names of the ancient Egyptians through your visit to Abed Luxor and Aswan. The temple is unique for its dedication to two different deities: the local crocodile-headed god Sobek, and the first "god of the Kingdom", the falcon-headed god Horus the Elder (also called Haroeris). This double dedication was deliberate.
The Kom Ombo temple is one of the most famous temples in Egypt because it is completely symmetrical. It has two entrances, two hypostyle halls - covered by columns - and two sanctuaries. This is because the temple is dedicated to two different gods: Horus – or Haroeris – and Sobek.
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The texts and inscriptions found in the temple refer to cult rituals that were similar to those of that time period. The temple itself had a specific theology. The characters evoked the gods of Kom Ombo and their myth. There were two themes present in this temple: the global theme and the local theme. The two unite to form the theology of this temple. A temple was built during the New Kingdom to honor these gods, but this site gained importance during the Ptolemaic Kingdom. Few remains of the New Kingdom temple. The construction of the current temple began at the hands of Ptolemy VI Philometor (180-145 BC) at the beginning of his rule, and other Ptolemies added to it, most notably Ptolemy III Theos Philopator (51-47 BC), who built the inner and outer columns. The scene on the inner face of the back wall of the temple is of particular interest, and "probably represents a collection of surgical instruments.
The building is unique because its "double" design means that there are duplicate courts, halls, sanctuaries and chambers for two groups of deities. The southern half of the temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, the god of fertility and creator of the world along with Hathor and Khonsu. Meanwhile, the northern part of the temple was dedicated to the falcon god Harueris ("Horus the Great").Our Egypt Classic Tours gives you the opportunity to learn about all of this.