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KOM OMBO'S TEMPLE - HORUS & SOBEK

KOM OMBO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 2010


"OASIS"


"CRUISING THE NILE"


"ARRIVING TO KOM OMBO, fifty kilometres north of Aswan"


"KOM OMBO - Located on the east bank of the Nile, the Temple was dedicated to two gods: Horus, the falcon god, and Sobek, the crocodile god. Being of Greco-Roman structure, it dates back to the year 119 BC, when Ptolemy VI, who started the construction, built it out of limestone"


"THE TEMPLE - The left side of the Temple was dedicated to Horus the elder, god of victory, and the right side to Sobek, the crocodile god. The Temple, however, became famous for its healing power, becoming a major pilgrimage site"


"THE HYPOSTYLE HALL"


HORUS & SOBEK"


"LOW RELIEFS & SUNKEN RELIEFS"


"HATHOR, SOBEK & HORUS - And the birth in the middle..."


"KOM OMBO BY SUNSET"


"SUNSET"


"NIGHT ARRIVAL TO ASWAN"

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