Kom Ombo

The Town of Kom Ombo is located about 41 miles south of Idfu. 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 created. It is a nice place to visit, but is usually a day trip from Aswan

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