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Kom Ombo Temple

Visit Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and standing at a bend in the Nile where, in ancient times, sacred crocodiles would bask in the sun on the banks, the temple’s design is perfectly symmetrical.

Dating back to the Ptolemaic period (180–47 BCE), with later additions during the Roman era, the temple's distinctive feature is its double design, with symmetrical halls and sanctuaries for each deity.

The reliefs and carvings within the temple depict various medical instruments, emphasizing its association with healing practices, as Sobek was also considered a god of fertility and protection.

The Kom Ombo Temple stands as a testament to the syncretic nature of Egyptian religious beliefs and the architectural ingenuity of the ancient builders.