Visit the Temples of Sobek & Horus at Kom Ombo on the Nile

Kom Ombo is the site of a double temple, and is situated at the side of the Nile between Edfu and Aswan. The temples were dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god, and Horus the Elder, the falcon god. Sobek was also known as the fertility god, and Horus was the solar god of war. The two temples were joined along one side, and they were surrounded by an outer wall. From there two gates opened onto the Nile.

Also on the site you will find a very good example of a Nilometer. This was a step-like structure built down into the ground, and connected to the Nile. They could tell from how many steps were covered, what the likelihood was of flooding or famine.

I visited the temple myself and took the photos below, so if you would like any details about Nile cruise excursions, or would like to book your own Nile cruise, just call EgyptIan at Nile Cruises with GoCruise, on 01455821770 or 08002922850.

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