The temple and the sugar plant at Kom Ombo, also known as "the Hill of Gold," are well-known. The temple is unique in that it contains two sanctuaries and is dedicated to two different gods—the crocodile-headed god Sobek on the southern side and the falcon-headed god Haroeris on the northern side. The temple was known for being a sanatorium, and seven medical clinics were located to the back of it. Today's familiar medical and surgical instruments are etched on the temple wall. To the left of the temple, you can see the Nilometer used to measure the Nile flood. Numerous crocodiles were present on the property as a temple devoted to Sobek, some of which are currently housed in the Crocodile Museum that was erected there.
On the east bank of the Nile, was Thebaid, the ancient capital of the Nomos Ombites. Every Egyptian dynasty, as well as the Ptolemaic Kingdom and Roman Egypt, used Ombos as a garrison town. It was renowned for the splendor of its temples and its long-running conflict with the Dendera people.
Sobek at the Kom Ombo Temple is fabulous. The first city below Aswan where any noteworthy ancient remains are found is Ombos.