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Kom Ombo (Arabic: كوم أمبو) is a medium-sized Egyptian town in the region of Upper Egypt, located on the east bank of the river Nile some 65 km south of Edfu and some 50 km north of Aswan. Population 60,000.
Kom Ombo is an agricultural town, producing mostly irrigated sugar cane and corn, and unremarkable but for the unusual double temple of Ptolemaic date situated picturesquely high on its banks above the river Nile. The town has ancient origins, of which virtually nothing beyond the temple is to be seen today (awaiting excavation!)
The Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities has announced (mid-April 2005) that the Kom Ombo temple will re-open to visitors in May 2005, visits now to be augmented by a museum / galleries devoted to the crocodile cult.