The Crocodile Museum in Kom Ombo

There is a Crocodile Museum located near the Kom Ombo temple where twenty two crocodile mummies are on public display. There are also crocodile eggs, wooden sarcophagi and crocodile fetuses to be viewed.

Sobek was an ancient Egyptian deity. The statues of Sobek bear a human body and the head of a crocodile. The crocodile was worshiped through Sobek, he was the god of water who fertilized the soil.

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Sobek was above all an object of worship in Fayoum, but also in Kom Ombo. During the New Kingdom he was considered to be the spouse of Hathor and father of Honsu. When the Great Aswan Dam was constructed, the population of crocodiles decreased in the area. They now live on Lake Nasser; God Sobek is still watching...

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