The magnificent Temple of Kom Ombo in Egypt, a symmetrical ancient structure with detailed carvings and columns dedicated to the gods Sobek and Horus.

Temple of Kom Ombo

  • Nagoa Ash Shatb, Markaz Kom Ombo, Aswan Governorate 1281301, Egypt

The Temple of Kom Ombo is a unique, double temple complex situated on the banks of the Nile River in southern Egypt. Dating back to the Ptolemaic period (2nd century BCE), it features a rare dual dedication to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon-headed god Horus. The temple’s symmetrical design, with two of everything from sanctuaries to entranceways, reflects this dual worship. Known for its well-preserved reliefs, hieroglyphics, and the adjoining Crocodile Museum, the Temple of Kom Ombo offers a fascinating insight into ancient Egyptian religion and culture.