Kom Ombo means "Golden City" in ancient Egyptian. Like other temples, it also has tall stone pillars and temples that are desolated because of the broken, but what is different is that at the same time, the eagle god Horus and the crocodile god Sobek are enshrined, so the temple of Kangonbo is also called For the "double temple". a central axis divides it into two parts that are symmetrical to each other, each offering a god
What makes this temple unique is a double temple that worships the eagle god Horus and the crocodile god Sobek. A central axis divides it into two parts that are symmetrical to each other, each offering a god. It has two gates. One gate was built for the eagle god Harus and the other was built for the crocodile god (Sobek). Starting from the entrance door, you will find that both the left and the right sides are self-contained in architecture and sculpture, and they are irrelevant. In the Temple of Kangonbo, there are related eagle gods and crocodile god murals everywhere.
The ancient Egyptians believed that the crocodile was the body of Sobek, its high power and a symbol of the authority of the pharaoh. In ancient Egyptian mythology, the crocodile has a dual nature: on the one hand it is a symbol of ferocity and danger, on the other hand it is an intimate protector. When a Pharaoh dies, the priest will order the crocodile mummies to lead him to Osiris, the god of the underworld. The number of crocodile mummies in ancient Egypt is one million.
Kangongbo Temple: Tickets: 40 Egyptian pounds for adult tickets, 20 Egyptian pounds for students
Tour time: 1 hour
opening hours: 9