kom Ombo Temple


The temple of Kom Ombo is about 30 miles (48 km) north of Aswan and was built during the Ptolemaic era. It is unique temple because its ‘double’ design meant that there were courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms duplicated for two sets of gods. The southern half of the temple was dedicated to Sobek, along with Hathor and Khonsu. Meanwhile, the northern part of the temple was dedicated Horus.

Time, the Nile River, earthquakes and later builders taking the stone for other buildings, have all taken a toll on this building. Many of the Nubians who displaced from their land of origin (After the creation of Lake Nasser due to the construction of The High Dam) live now in the surrounding town of Kom Ombo.