Temple of KomOmbo
فئة الموقع الاثرى
نوع الموقع الاثرى
عنوان الموقع الاثرى
Located in Kom Ombo, 46 km north of Aswan
6 am - 8 pm
Egyptian 20EG.P - Egyptian student 5EG.P - Foreign 100EG.P - Foreign student 50EG.P
توصيف الموقع الاثري
The name of the Temple is divided into two syllables; the first "Kom" means hill and the second "Ombo" which is derived from "nbu" means gold. This area was in control of the roads leading to the gold mines and it was known in the Egyptian texts as "Pa- Sobek" or the house of Sobek where he has been worshiped since Pre Dynastic Ages.
KomOmbo Temple lies on a high mound overlooking the east bank of the Nile. The Temple's construction dates back to the reign of King Ptolemy VI however the construction works and inscriptions lasted until the reign of King Ptolemy XII. KomOmbo is one of the most important Egyptian Temples due to its religious and architectural uniqueness as it was dedicated to two gods; Sobek and Horus; the Temple appears as if composed of two parts separated by an illusionary line. The Northern part was dedicated to the cult of the Holy Trinity of Horus, while the southern part was dedicated to the cult of the Holy Trinity of Sobek. The Temple is characterized as well by a group of important inscriptions such as the division scene of the Temple by the goddess Maet, goddess of truth and justice. As well as a group of medical and surgery tools and a list of feasts celebrated at the Temple.
Entrance ticket includes (Kom Ombo Temple + Crocodile Museum)