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The Insider's Guide to The Temple of Kom Ombo

Updated: Aug 12, 2019


Kom Ombo Temple the Graeco Roman Temple at Kom Ombo the house of worship at Kom Ombo is about 30 miles (48 km) north of Aswan and was built during the Graeco-Roman period (332 BC AD 395). There was a befor structure from the 18th lordship but little remains. The temple is single because it is in fact a double temple, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed Almighty. The layout combines two temples in one with each side possession its own gateways and chapels. SobekSobek is associated with the wicked Almighty Seth, the enemy of Horus. In the Horus myth the allies of Seth made their oversight by changing themselves into crocodiles. Sobek and Horus Sobek’s chief sanctuary was at Kom Ombo, where there were once excessive numbers of crocodiles. Until late clock the Egyptian Nile was infested with these ferocious animals, who would lay on the riverbank and devour animals and humans alike. So, it is not miraculous that the local inhabitants went in fear. They believed that as a totem animal, and aspect of adoration, it would not attack them. Captive crocodiles were kept within the temple and many mummified crocodiles have been found in cemeteries, some of which can be seen in the church sanctuary today.

Kom Ombo Temple Kom Ombo Temple the Graeco Roman Temple at Kom Ombo the temple at Kom Ombo is about 30 miles (48 km) l of Aswan and was built during the Graeco-Roman period (332 BC AD 395). There was an earlier structure from the 18th lordship but little relics. The church is only forasmuch as it is in truth a double church, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile Divine Father, and Horus the falcon-capitellate idolize. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its own gate and chapels. SobekSobek is accompanying with the wicked god Seth, the enemy of Horus. In the Horus myth the allies of Seth made their escape by changing themselves into crocodiles. Sobek and Horus Sobek’s principal sanctuary was at Kom Ombo, where there were once huge numbers of crocodiles. Until recent times the Egyptian Nile was infested with these ravenous animals, who would lay on the riverbank and waste animals and humans equally. So, it is not surprising that the local inhabitants went in fear. They believed that as a totem bestial, and object of worship, it would not attack them. Captive crocodiles were kept within the temple and many withered crocodiles have been found in cemeteries, some of which can be skilled in the temple refuge now.

Bibliography

Kom Ombo Temple . (1970). Retrieved on August 3, 2018, from https://discoveringegypt.com/pyramids-temples-of-egypt/kom-ombo-temple/.

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