Temple of Sobek and Haroris at Kom Ombo
The Temple of Sobek and Haroris (or the Temple of Kom Ombo), now almost destroyed, lies on a small hill with wonderful views over the Nile surrounded by sugar cane and maize fields. The temple was built during the Ptolemaic Period and has some additions that date back to the roman period. It is the only temple in Egypt dedicated to two gods and thus has two axes. The right side of the temple was dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god, and the left side was dedicated to Horus the Elder or Haroris. The earthquakes almost destroyed the temple and the floods of the Nile swallowed parts of the temple's first pylon. To the right of the entrance of the temple, there is a small chamber with mummified crocodiles, and to the right of the temple, there is a well that was used by the priests to raise crocodiles, representing the life-image of Sobek. In the Second Hypostyle Hall of the temple, there is a scene of the Calendar of Feast of the temple, with representations of the Egyptian numbers. In the place of the Sanctuary of the Temple of Sobek and Haroris, there still remains two altars of black granite and in the underground, there were tunnels that, may be, were used by priests to utter oracles and statements in the name of gods. Around the Sanctuary, there are small unfinished rooms that were used as storerooms for the objects and materials necessary for ritual purposes. Behind these chambers, there is a representation of Imhotep as god of medicine, represented with his surgical instruments.