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  • Temple of Kom Ombo – overlooking the Nile River

    Thu, Apr 29, 2010


    Located within the township of Kom-Ombo, approximately at a distance of 28 miles in the northern region of Aswan, this Temple of Kom Ombo, which dates to the Ptolemies era, and was constructed on a elevated dune that overlooks the Nile River. The construction of tangible temple was started through Ptolemy VI Philometor all through the early BC second century. Ptolemy XIII had constructed the outer as well as the inner hypostyle halls. In addition the outer walls of the enclosed space in addition, are divisions of the court that were been built through Augustus for a while subsequent to BC 30, as well as are by and large vanished. There are as well as various tombs located in the close vicinity of Kom-Ombo village from the Old Kingdom.

    This Temple of Kom Ombo is also simply acknowledged as Kom Ombo, moreover is in fact two temples that consists of a Temple that is been dedicated to Sobek as well as a Temple of Haroeris. All through the ancient times, sanctified crocodiles used to laze around all through the time, when the sun was scorching in the sky on the banks of the river close to here. Temple of Kom Ombo has few of the inadequate remains, owing foremost to the changing of the course of the Nile river, after that the Copts who on one occasion utilized it as a church, as well as in conclusion by the builders who has utilized the stones that were meant for the new buildings.

    The foundations of the Temple of Kom Ombo are the entire that are been left behind of the novel Pylon.  Located further than the Pylon, on one occasion there was a flight of steps placed within the court room that used to show a way to the roof terrace.  In addition the court has a central altar as well as columned portico.  In addition there is a landscape of the King while leaving his citadel when he was been escorted by his standards. Purification scene is positioned in close proximity to the sanctuary.  Moreover on both sides of the main door that lead to the pronaos are huge columns that are been inscribed by means of icons of the papyrus (in the north) and lotus (in the south), which symbolize the ‘two lands’ that are located in Egypt.

    Located within the southwestern corners of the unique pronaos is the solitary column that by no means echoes the conjugation of these temples.  At this juncture, there are various scenes that depict the process of sanitization of the King, along with his coronation as well as his sanctification of this Temple.  In addition the temple ceiling has various astronomical images.

    Furthermore, the hypostyle hall of the temple has papyrus capitals made on the various columns.  At this point, there is a register of the various scared places that are located in Egypt, also the gods of the central towns as well as the local festivals and national festivals.

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