The ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile’s water was the sweat of the god Sobek. That's why he was the deity of the Nile, its protector and its creator.
In September 2018, Egyptian archaeologists found a sandstone sphinx in the Kom Ombo temple. The piece probably dates from the time of the Ptolemies. In July they also discovered reliefs of King Ptolemy V.
In the Ptolemaic period, the temple of Kom Ombo also functioned as a training place for African elephants, which were used for military purposes by the army.
The temple is located next to the Nile River. This not fortuitous, since Sobek, one of the gods to which the temple is dedicated, was the deity of the Nile.
Outside the temple you can find sculpted reliefs of different medical texts, as well as a representation of Imhotep holding medical instruments used at that time.
The temple has several Greco-Roman motifs, such as the double entrance constructed by orders of the Roman emperor Augusto.
During the Roman period, the temple’s front courtyard was decorated, and an external corridor was added. Some Roman emperors such as Tiberius, added offering scenes in honor of the Egyptian gods.
The construction and decoration of the temple were carried out in three periods of three Egyptian rulers: Ptolemy IV Philopator, Ptolemy VII Evergetes II and Ptolemy XII Neos Dionisios, who ruled from 181- 52 a.C.
In the temple you will see corridors and hollow, secret walls where priests hid to discover prophecies in the name of the gods.