Kom Ombo, the worship temple for crocodile god

Kom Ombo is a new museum of Egypt locates 45 km north of Aswan. It is known as the worship temple of Sobek or the crocodile god and also honored Haroeris, the falcon-headed god Horus, which the Egyptians turned hazardous creature into defender. The site is a common rest for the tour boats. From the dockyards, you can walk to the entry of the temple.  

The temple was built during the reign of Ptolemy VI Philometor from 180 BC to 145 BC. At that time, it was a training depot for African war elephants used to battle with the fierce pachyderms of the Seleucid Empire.


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Image Credit: PROArian Zwegers

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