Kom Ombo Temple Picture Gallery
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The Kom Ombo Temple

The Kom Ombo Temple

The double entrance of the Kom Ombo Temple, which is accessed by steps leading up from the bank of the River Nile. The right entrance (south side) leads to the section dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and the left entrance (north side) to the section dedicated to Haroeris, a form of the falcon headed god Horus. It is believed work started on building the Kom Ombo Temple around 180-145 BC and was expanded in stages over at least the next hundred years.

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The Gods Sobek and Horus

The Gods Sobek and Horus

A relief found on the inner face of the Kom Omo Temple's rear wall, on the extreme left it depicts Sobek the crocodile god and next to it Haroeris, a form of the falcon headed god Horus, these are the two Ancient Egyptian Gods that the Kom Omo Temple was dedicated to.

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Kom Ombo Temple Relief

Kom Ombo Temple Offering Relief

In this relief offering is being made. As archaeologists unlock more and more of the forgotten secrets of ancient Egypt our understanding of the significance of this relief will steadily increase.

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Kom Ombo Temple Offering Relief

Mumified Crocodile

As the Kom Ombo Temple is partially dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, the fact that the Temple contains mummified crocodiles should come as no surprise! This particular mummified crocodile is housed within the Hathor Chapel located in the north side of the Temple.

The Nile crocodile (Crocodylus Niloticus) is the second largest reptile in the world, some have been known to grow to 21 ft in length and weigh 2,400 lb.

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Sobek the Crocodile God

Sobek the Crocodile God
Ancient Egyptian Mumified Crocodile

Kom Ombo Temple Relief

Kom Ombo Temple Relief

This hieroglyphic relief is above the left entrance to the Kom Ombo temple, as archaeologists unlock more and more of the forgotten secrets of ancient Egypt our understanding of it's hieroglyphics will steadily increase.

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Kom Ombo Temple Relief

Kom Ombo Temple Relief

This hieroglyphic relief is above the right entrance to the Kom Ombo temple, as archaeologists unlock more and more of the forgotten secrets of ancient Egypt and it's hieroglyphics our understanding of the significance of this relief will steadily increase.

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Kom Ombo Temple Carved Relief

Kom Ombo Temple Carved Relief

This magnificent relief within the Kom Ombo Temple was carved out of solid sandstone by highly skilled artisans by hand thousands of years ago, it depicts events and rituals that were deemed highly important by the Kom Ombo Temple's builders and designers. This picture is only two dimensional, should you ever be fortunate enough to find yourself in the Kom Ombo Temple try and see this relief for yourself, as only then will you truly appreciate the beauty and quality of the ancient Egyptian artisans work.

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Ancient Egyptian Surgical Instruments

Ancient Egyptian surgical instruments

This relief, located on the wall of a corridor that surrounds the temple, depicts Ancient Egyptian surgical instruments. At the time that the relief was carved Egyptian medical science was almost certainly the most advanced in the world.

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