Visiting the Temple of Kom Ombo in late afternoon!

Trip Start Jan 26, 2010
Trip End Feb 16, 2010

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The M.S. Medea Cruise Ship

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

In late afternoon, the captain of the M.S. Medea slowly berthed the ship at the pier along the east bank of the Nile River in the town of Kom Ombo, 30 miles north of Aswan.

From our ship's top deck, we could clearly see the Temple of Kom Ombo which was built on a high dune overlooking the river.  It dated back to 119 BC during the Graeco-Roman period. 

This unique temple was dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god and to Horus, the falcon-headed god.  The layout which actually combined two temples in one had everything duplicated having on each side its own entrance, courts and chambers. 

As we walked around the temple, multiple engravings of the gods plus various Egyptian symbols were encrypted on the walls, each having a meaning.  They were very much well preserved as Akram gave us details on most of them. 

Once our tour was finished with our guide, we wandered around the temple while enjoying the sunset along the Nile River which was producing beautiful shadows all around us.  I could only imagine living 2,500 years ago in an era where breathtaking sunsets were seen from this magnificent temple!  

Thankful for breathtaking sunsets on the Nile River!

Monique   :-)
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