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Kom Ombo

Kom Ombo is an industrial town located in Upper Egypt about 45km north of Aswan on the East bank of the Nile River Valley. Its classical name was Ombos, its ancient name it was originally called Nebet meaning City of Gold.It became a Greek settlement during the Greco-Roman Period. The city was strategically placed between Edfu and Aswan as a garrison town on an important trading route gave it some control over trade routes from Nubia to the Nile Valley, but its main rise to prominence ...

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Kom Ombo is an industrial town located in Upper Egypt about 45km north of Aswan on the East bank of the Nile River Valley. Its classical name was Ombos, its ancient name it was originally called Nebet meaning City of Gold.It became a Greek settlement during the Greco-Roman Period. The city was strategically placed between Edfu and Aswan as a garrison town on an important trading route gave it some control over trade routes from Nubia to the Nile Valley, but its main rise to prominence came with the erection of the temple of Kom Ombo in the 2nd century BC.

The Ptolemaic temple and ancient town site is a few kilometers from the modern town on a promontory on the East bank of the Nile. The temple was built on the honor of two deities the crocodile-headed Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world, and Haroeris or the ancient falcon-headed Horus.

In antiquity the city was in the Thebaid, the capital of the Nomos Ombites, Ombos was а garrison town under every dynasty of Egypt, Pharaonic, Macedonian, and Roman, and was celebrated for the magnificence of its temples and its hereditary feud with the people of.

Current conditions, today, irrigated sugar cane and corn account for most of the agricultural industry. Most of the 60,000 villagers are native Egyptians although there is a large population of Nubians who were displaced from their land upon the creation of Lake Nasser. 
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