The temple lies in the Egyptian town of Kom Ombo, 45 km north of Assuan, and was built in the Ptolemaic period between the second and first centuries B.C. The temple actually consists of two temples, one dedicated to the Egyptian falcon headed god Horus, the solar war god, and the other one to the Egyptian crocodile god Sobek, who controlled the waters. Not much of the temple is left nowadays, due first to the changing Nile, then the Copts who once used it as a church, and finally by builders who used the stones for new buildings.
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