Discovering the Fascinating History and Architecture of Kom Ombo Temple
Kom Ombo means “The Hill Of Gold” as “Kom” means “Hill” in Arabic and “Ombo” means gold in hieroglyphs. It was constructed in the Greco-Roman era, from 205 until 180 BC during the reign of King Ptolemy V, with some additions later during the Roman period. The Temple of Kom Ombo is one of the most beautiful temples in Luxor that can be seen and known during your Day trip to Luxor and enjoying the ancient antiquities of Egypt. You will explore this through Happy Egypt.
Kom Ombo Temple is one of the most famous temples in Egypt because it is completely symmetrical. It has two entrances, two colonnaded halls - covered with columns - and two sanctuaries. This is because the temple is dedicated to two different deities: Horus - or Haroeris - and Sobek.
The Temple of Kom Ombo is distinguished by its cylindrical shape and columns bearing shapes and inscriptions in the hieroglyphic language, drawings and inscriptions in bright colors, and this shows its ancient Egyptian greatness in the art of building and inscriptions. Enjoy and discover this through Your Egypt Travel Packages
What materials were used in Kom Ombo Temple?
The structure of the temple is built of local sandstone attributed to the Qusayr formation of the "Nubian sandstone" group in Jabal al-Silsilah. Sandstone samples were taken from the Kom Ombo temple to verify the rock.
And over the ages, more types of rocks that were used in building temples are being discovered, and how they have come to this day in such a wonderful and amazing way. join our Egypt Classic Tours to discover it.