Temple of Kom Ombo

The Temple of Kom Ombo is an unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic dynasty in the Egyptian town of Kom Ombo. Some additions to it were later made during the Roman period. The building is unique because its 'double' design meant that there were courts, halls, sanctuaries and rooms duplicated for two sets of gods. The southern half of the temple was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world with Hathor and Khonsu. Meanwhile, the northern part of the temple was dedicated to the falcon god Haroeris, also known as Horus the Elder, along "with Tasenetnofret (the Good Sister, a special form of Hathor) and Panebtawy (Lord of the Two Lands)." The temple is atypical because everything is perfectly symmetrical along the main axis.

The twenty closest neighbours in the database:

Assuan (Egypt) (40 km), Temple of Philae (48 km), Temple of Edfu (59 km), Temples of Kalabscha (95 km), Temple of Luxor (142 km), Temples of Karnak (143 km), Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (147 km), Temples of Wadi es-Sebua (189 km), Temple of Dendera (190 km), Temple of Amada (203 km), Temples of Abu Simbel (270 km), Cairo (Egypt) (645 km), Istanbul (Turkey) (1,878 km), Shiraz (Iran) (2,022 km), Isfahan (Iran) (2,041 km), Persepolis and Naqsh-e Rustam (2,063 km), Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (2,168 km), Tehran (Iran) (2,169 km), Nain (Iran) (2,173 km), Malta (2,174 km)

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