The small town of Kom Ombo is situated on the East side of the Nile, 45 kilometers to the North of the city of Aswan, about 800 kilometers to the South of Cairo, the capital of Egypt.
The word (Kom) in Arabic means the small hill and the word (Ombo), in the Hieroglyphic ancient Egyptian language means the gold. Therefore, the word Kom Ombo, as a whole, means the hill of the gold.
The Temple of Kom Ombo, which we view today and was built during the Greco Roman period, was constructed on the ruins of a much older temple which was called (Ber Sobek) or the house of the god Sobek.
This older temple was erected during the reigns of King Tuthmosis III and then during the ruling period of Queen Hatshepsut.
The Ptolemies have constructed the Temple of Kom Ombo for the worship of two gods, Sobek; the Crocodile god, and Horus, the falcon god.
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