|Built in the Ptolemaic times, the temple of Kom Ombo is actually a dual temple dedicated to the gods Horus the Falcon and Sobek the Crocodile. The temple has two entrances, two axis and two sanctuaries.|
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KOM OMBO (MAP)
|The temple of Kom Ombo is situated just meters from the Nile||The temple is dedicated to two deities and therefore has two entrances as seen here (#)||At the back is recorded the first medical inscriptions detailing the surgical tools used|
|Here we see some fine examples of raised relief hieroglyphs where the background is chiselled away to leave the writing raised.||And a closer look shows Thoth and Horus are giving life to the Pharaoh||In contrast this is a standard inlaid hieroglyph where the writing is chiselled into the stone|
|Our tour director Abdu is to spanking another tour guide whilst some of us pretend not to notice :)||Pictured here are Horus and Sobek, the two deities for which the dual temples are dedicated||A stunning image of the over 2000 year old painted ceiling|
|The Temple lit up at night||and again||Market at Kom Ombo (#) - Image supplied by Don Anderson|