You can check my Aswan Chronicles : Day One here. The following post and its three parts were written on February 9,2012 chronicling my trip in Aswan.
Heading to Kom Ombo in the early morning , the real early morning , about 7 AM to visit the famous Kom Ombo temple , it is another Ptolemaic era originally dedicated to the ancient Egyptian god Sobek and his good god brother Horus as well the Gods of fertility."Originally for Sobek"
In my way to the temple I bought a beautiful coconut necklace from the smallest vendor I have seen in Aswan , Yahia. No one can resist little Yahia.
The temple is breathtaking as it has got some of its colors in its walls up till , damn my room could not keep its wall’s color despite it was painted from couple of years ago !! Just enjoy the photo gallery of the photos I took there.
Kom Ombo : The Temple of Kom Ombo
I am sorry if the photos are not that good but in early morning about 7 AM it was hard to get a good shot.
Part of the temple complex was dedicated to the fertility gods in ancient Egypt and women used to go there to give birth, in fact there were these images or depictions showing the birth process on the temple’s wall , I feel so so so so sad for not capturing them on camera. The radical early Christians defaced some of the ancient gods depictions
This beautiful calendar showing the important dates and feast in ancient Egypt. There is also that very deep Nile meter.There is a new museum inaugurated by the Aswan Governor on The anniversary of the #Jan25 revolution dedicated to the crocodile and Sobek. It is besides the temple.
It includes mummies for crocodiles as well tablets related to Sobek and the offerings presented to it by the kings through all dynasties.
Kom Ombo : The Crocodile museum
After few hours we will head to the magnificent temp of Edfu. We had no time to visit the city of Kom Ombo itself unfortunately , we only visited the temple and the museum. The Nile looks amazing.
Next part is about Edfu so wait for the second part of day two.