Sightseeings

THE KOM OMBO TEMPLE

The Kom Ombo temple also known as the double temple is located on the East bank of the river Nile. It's called the double temple because of its unique double design of halls, sanctuaries, and rooms duplicated for two sets of gods.

The temple was established during the Ptolemaic regime and some parts were added during the Roman period.

Each part of the temple is dedicated to a specific god. Among them, there is one of the most important – the crocodile god Sobek, associated with fertility and world creation. According to old-time religion, the river Nile is created from the sweat of Sobek.

There is a whole museum located near the Kom Ombo temple dedicated to crocodiles. There are twenty-two mummies on public display. You can also find crocodile eggs, wooden sarcophagi, and crocodile fetuses as well.

The statues of Sobek have the body of a human being and the head of crocodile.