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KomOmbo_AETTemple of Kom Ombo

This unique symmetrical divided temple was dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and Horus the Elder (Haroeris). It has a double entrance corresponding to the axes of the two adjacent temples.

Live crocodiles were probably kept in the temple precinct. Several specimen of the nearby cemetery of mummified crocodiles can be seen in the small Hathor chapel.

On the wall beyond the sanctuary are the famous reliefs of surgeon’s tools that the ancient Egyptians used.