Town of Kom Ombo is located about 41 miles south of Idfu and 28
miles north of Aswan.
Kom Ombo is the ancient site of Ombos, which is from the ancient
Egyptian word 'nubt', which means 'City of Gold'.
It has been occupied since prehistoric times.
In ancient Egypt, the city was important to the caravan routes
from Nubia and various gold mines.
The local industry is primarily agriculture, including irrigated
sugar cane and corn.
Besides the native Egyptians, there is a large population of
Nubians who were displaced from their land when Lake Nasser was
The major attraction here is the Temple of Kom Ombo, located on
a hill west of the village. There is a wonderful view of the
countryside from the Temple, and south of here is the Roman
Chapel of Hathor.