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Temple of Kom Ombo (Aswan)

The Location of the Temple of Kom Ombo

The residential area of Kom Ombo is arranged on the East side of the Nile, 45 kilometers toward the North of the city of Aswan, around 800 kilometers toward the South of Cairo, the capital of Egypt.

Encompassed by fields of sugarcane and corn, Kom Ombo is a charming agribusiness town that now has numerous Nubians that were dislodged after when the water of the Nile overwhelmed the places where they grew up after the development of the Nasser Lake

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The forcing Greco Roman Temple of Kom Ombo is highlighted with its superb setting straightforwardly neglecting the Nile. This is the reason a visit to the sanctuary is generally incorporated into every one of the agendas of Nile travels that sail from Luxor to Aswan and the other way around.

"Kom" in Arabic means the little slope and "Ombo", in the Hieroglyphic old Egyptian dialect implies the gold. Along these lines, the word Kom Ombo, all in all, methods the slope of the gold

The word Ombo was really starts from the Pharaonic word "Nbty" which is a descriptor inferred of the word Nebo that implied gold. Amid the Coptic time frame, the word was marginally changed to end up Enbo and when the Arabic dialect got to be normal in Egypt, the word got to be "Ombo

Despite the fact that Kom Ombo is well known today because of the Temple that was developed amid the Greco Roman time, the region was possessed since the pre dynastic time of the Egyptian history and numerous old entombment destinations were found in and around Kom Ombo

The name of the town; Kom Ombo, or the slope of the gold illuminates how critical it was for the antiquated Egyptians from the temperate angle, notwithstanding the way that the town never truly prospered with the exception of when the Ptolemies took control of Egypt

The Ptolemies have built numerous lasting army installations in the range arranged on the Red Sea. This built up the business exercises between the town situated close to the Nile and these bases, particularly Kom Ombo which was a travel point where numerous exchanging bands used to stop

The most wonderful days of Kom Ombo came when the Romans ruled over Egypt as it turned into the capital and the administrational focal point of the region and amid this period a substantial part of the Temple of Kom Ombo was developed and numerous different areas were reestablished and redesigned

The Temple of Kom Ombo, which we see today and was worked amid the Greco Roman period, was built on the vestiges of a much more seasoned sanctuary which was called "Ber Sobek" or the place of the god Sobek

This more established sanctuary was raised amid the rules of King Tuthmosis III and afterward amid the decision time of Queen Hatshepsut, whose grand sanctuary is as yet remaining in the West Bank of Luxor, and both had a place with the eighteenth tradition of the New Kingdom

The late sanctuary of Kom Ombo was worked amid the period from 205 till 180 BC in the decision time of King Ptolemy V. The development procedure of the sanctuary continued for a long time a while later in the period from 180 till 169 BC with every lord having his expansion to the complex of the Temple of Kom Ombo

An extensive bit of the Temple of Kom Ombo, including the hypostyle lobby, was developed amid the rule of Emperor Tiberius, from the year 81 till 96 BC. The structures work of the sanctuary went a short time later for over 400 years amid the decision time of Emperors Caracalla and Macrinus till the center of the third century AD

The Ptolemies have developed the Temple of Kom Ombo for the love of two divine beings, Sobek; the Crocodile god, and Horus, the hawk god. This is the reason the complex principally comprises of two parallel sanctuaries with all the conventional segments of such old Egyptian religious structures are available in the two sanctuaries.

The Temple of Kom Ombo was built basically with limestone fit as a fiddle of a rectangle, with an arrangement and an outline which is entirely like numerous sanctuaries developed in the Greco Roman period like the Temples of Dendara and Philae which are considered among the most critical landmarks in Upper Egypt, went to by various sightseers

The outline of the Temple of Kom Ombo begins with a front patio, a hypostyle lobby tailing it, three internal lobbies, and afterward two asylums; one committed to Sobek and the other to Horus

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To the sides of the inward lobbies, there are seven chambers; three of them arranged in the Eastern segment of the sanctuary while the others are situated in the Western part. In addition, the Temple of Kom Ombo has numerous waiting rooms and littler rooms that were utilized for various customs and a few purposes

An arrangement of steps lead starting from the earliest stage the entryway of the sanctuary, which comprises of a huge structure made of squares of stones. The façade of the Temple of Kom Ombo has some of brilliant divider carvings of the Ptolemaic lords beating the adversaries and displaying the offerings to the divine beings.


In the wake of going through the door of the sanctuary, the visitor enters inside the hypostyle corridor, built in the Roman time frame, which is generally destroyed and harmed because of a few reasons with time cruising by

The patio of the sanctuary comprises of a rectangle open space with sixteen segments encompassing the yard from three headings. Tragically, just the bases of these segments made due until today with a portion of the capitals that were situated at the highest point of the segments

After the patio, the visitors enter inside the main internal corridor that was developed amid the decision time of Ptolemy XII. Toward the East of this corridor, there are numerous pictures of the Ptolemies being refined by the divine beings Sobek and Horus, in a scene that would be found in different sanctuaries like the Edfu and Philae

The internal corridor of the Temple of Kom Ombo has an outline which is like the external lobby however the sections here are very shorter and the stone capital of these segments have the state of the lotus blossom, a standout amongst the most critical and consecrated plants in antiquated Egypt

The Temple of Kom Ombo is highlighted for having two havens committed to the two divine forces of the sanctuary; Sobek and Horus. The two havens comprise of two comparative rectangle lobbies which are thought to be among the most antiquated areas worked in the sanctuary as they were built amid the rule of Ptolemy VI

The origination of the Temple of Kom Ombo is situated in the South Eastern area of the complex and it was built amid the time of Ptolemy VII. This structure comprises of an external patio that leads into a front hypostyle lobby that leads thusly to another two corridors where customs of the introduction of the child of the divine beings were done