Kom Ombo - Egypt
Kom Ombo (also Kawm Umbu) is situated about 30 miles (48 km) north of the Aswan High Dam on the east bank of the River Nile in Upper Egypt. Just to the east, the Nile gorge opens up into a valley where more than 60,000 Nubian Egyptians were resettled after the construction of the Aswan High Dam (1959-70). River cruises call here to visit ancient Ombos with its unique double temple of the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. These twin temples are dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god, and to Haroeris (Horus), the falcon-headed god. Known for its mummified crocodiles, parts of the temple's pylon and court have been eroded away by the river. Commanding both the Nile River and the routes from Nubia northward the ancient town was especially prosperous under the Hellenistic Ptolemaic dynasty (304-30 BC). The following 11 cruises call at Kom Ombo. Please note that these are vacation departure dates and not necessarily sailing dates. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.