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Kom Ombo: crocodiles Gods

Kom Ombo: crocodiles Gods

Kom Ombo is an agricultural village located on the east bank of the Nile River.

This town depends primarily on tourism, although it also has large sugarcane productions and shipyards in Felucca (the most popular sailing ships in Egypt).

The origin of the name comes from the military fortifications with the name of Ombs, in addition Ombo means gold in reference to the city being the gold trade link between Nubia in Aswan to the south and the excavations of gold in the eastern desert.

The temple of Kom Ombo

It is the most important tourist attraction in the city with the same name.

The temple has a distinguished location on the banks of the Nile River.

The importance of animal worship says a lot about ancient Egyptian mythology the temple of Kom Ombo was built on the riverbank because it was the favorite habitat of crocodiles. This is a symmetrical temple in which several gods are worshiped, but mainly to the god Sobek, The Crocodile and Horus the Elder.

Curiosities

The temple has a mummification museum of crocodiles dating back to those ancient times, almost 73 pieces are exhibited, including 28 mummified crocodiles with their sarcophagi.


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