The Temple at Kom Ombo
TEMPLE OF SEBEK & HAROERIS, KOM OMBO - The impressive remains of this temple are on the banks of the Nile and provide a spectacular view when approached from the river. Only part of the Hypostyle Hall remains intact, the rest is partial ruin or has been repositioned, none-the-less the site still retains some its former grandeur.
This temple is unusual in that it is a double temple dedicated to two gods. The right-hand temple is dedicated to the crocodile headed god, Sebek or Sobek, while the left-hand temple is dedicated to Haroeris or Horus the Elder, the falcon headed sky god. This temple was rebuilt in the Ptolemaic period by adapting a temple built around the time of Tutmose III.
|The remains of the main Temple buildings at the riverside site of Kom Ombo||Another view of the ruins of Kom Ombo showing the remains of the Hippostyle Hall|
|Slightly different view of the ruins of Kom Ombo||Detail of a column carving at the remains of Kom Ombo Temple|
|Another example of a column carving at Kom Ombo Temple||Well preserved bas-relief of Pharaoh behind the god Horus at Kom Ombo Temple|
|Two characters who enjoyed having their picture taken against wall carvings|
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Bizet - 'In the Depths of the Temple'!
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