Kom Ombo, Egypt

About 30 miles north of Aswan, located on the banks of the Nile in a village of the same name is the temple at Kom Ombo, built during the Graeco-Roman period (332 BC AD 395).

The Kom Ombo Temple, unlike most ancient Egyptian temples, is dedicated to two gods—the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus the Elder. Construction began under the reign of Ptolemy VI Philometor (180-145 BC) and continued under later rulers, most notably Ptolemy XIII (47-44 BC), who built the inner and outer hypostyle halls. Several of the 300 crocodile mummies discovered in the vicinity are displayed inside the temple.