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Kom Ombo Temple River Nile Cruises
Discover Kom Ombo Temple with Amarante Nile Cruises
Amarante Nile Cruises, luxury Luxor to Aswan Nile River cruises dock at Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan on the River Nile, allowing you time to visit the many ancient Egyptian monuments along the River Nile including the Kom Ombo Temple.
(Our luxury Amarante Nile Cruises dock at Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan on the River Nile allowing you time to visit the many ancient Egyptian monuments including the along the River Nile including Kom Ombo Temple).
The Kom Ombo Temple, dating to the Ptolemies, is built on a high dune overlooking the Nile River. Its stone differs from that of all the other ancient monuments, perhaps because it was buried under sand for so long.
Kom Ombo Temple has a unique ground plan in that it is actually two temples joined together each dedicated to a distinct divinity: the crocodile-headed Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world, and Haroeris or the ancient falcon-headed Horus, the solar war god.
Kom Ombo Temple has a design which is almost perfectly symmetrical, with two side-by-side sanctuaries and two parallel passageways leading through the outer parts of the temple. The main sight at Kom Ombo is the beautiful Outer Hypostyle Hall, with 15 thick columns topped with floral capitals and a cornice decorated with carved winged sun-discs.
Visit the Kom Ombo Temple on your Nile cruise holiday with Amarante Nile Cruises
Docking at the Nile River destinations of Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan, an Amarante Nile Cruise allows you to explore the Kom Ombo Temple from the comfort of our luxury River Nile cruise ships, Isis and Osiris.