Waving for Baksheesh

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Kom Ombo Temple, Egypt

On the east bank of the Nile, just north of Aswan, Kom Ombo’s Greco-Roman temple was originally built between 205-180 BCE, during the reign of King Ptolemy V.  A large portion of the temple, including the hypostyle hall where this picture was taken, was constructed between 81-96 BCE, during the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius.  The temple is dedicated to the the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus.

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Temple at Kom Ombo

Remains of colonnade, Temple at Kom Ombo, Egypt,

Constructed during the Ptolemaic dynasty, 180–47 BC the Temple of Kom Ombu is unique. It is a symmetrical double temple dedicated to two gods: the crocodile god Sobek (who was a god of fertility and creator of the world with Hathor and Khonsu) and the falcon god Haroeris, also known as Horus the Elder.

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