Kom Ombo (Nbjjt)

temple

Location

Nome: 1st Upper Egyptian nome

Geographical coordinates: 24º27´N / 32º56´E

Kom Ombo is situated about 50km north of Aswan, on the west bank of the Nile. The temple enclosure is built on an escarpment, in a very narrow zone of the cultivated land, between the desert and the Nile. It faces the river.

Description

The history of the site is older than the times of Hatshepsut. Stela of Senhotep[1] comes from the Middle Kingdom. Some fragments with the titulary of Amenhotep I were found in the temple area.[2]

Temple of Kom Ombo in times of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III is very little known. In fact, there is only one object that can be certainly connected with the queen and several blocks of Thutmose III. The sandstone door jambs which were once built in the south-eastern mudbrick wall of temple enclosure come from the reign of Hatshepsut, but now they are missing.[3]

Blocks of Thutmose III come from different parts of the temple enclosure, some of them were built into the Birth House,[4] some were found in the chapel of Sobek[5] the provenance of a lintel of that king is, however, unknown.[6]

Footnotes

  1. ^ 62: Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings VI. Upper Egypt: Chief Temples, 2nd ed. - Griffith Institute, Oxford - 1991 - Porter, Bertha, Moss, Rosalind L.B..
  2. ^ 62: Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings VI. Upper Egypt: Chief Temples, 2nd ed. - Griffith Institute, Oxford - 1991 - Porter, Bertha, Moss, Rosalind L.B..
  3. ^ 26: Urkunden der 18. Dynastie. Historisch-biographische Urkunden - - 1906 - Sethe, Kurt.
  4. ^ 62: Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings VI. Upper Egypt: Chief Temples, 2nd ed. - Griffith Institute, Oxford - 1991 - Porter, Bertha, Moss, Rosalind L.B..
  5. ^ 62: Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings VI. Upper Egypt: Chief Temples, 2nd ed. - Griffith Institute, Oxford - 1991 - Porter, Bertha, Moss, Rosalind L.B..
  6. ^ 62: Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings VI. Upper Egypt: Chief Temples, 2nd ed. - Griffith Institute, Oxford - 1991 - Porter, Bertha, Moss, Rosalind L.B..

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