Webdesign by Rufin Duwel - all rights reserved Places Worth Visiting - Close to Luxor  Temple of Kom Ombo  The unique double temple of Sobek (crocodile) and Haroeris (falcon) in Kom Ombo dates from  about 180 BC during the Ptolemaic era; Additions were made into Roman times. It was not only  a sanctuary to both dieties but also some kind of a health centre. Following hieroglyps in the  complex some, for those days, very complex surgery was perfomed by the attending Priests. Admission EGP 30.00 pp  Temple of Dendarah The main temple has an imposing facade constructed as a low screen wall divided by 6 massive  Hathor-headed columns and a huge curved cornice with a winged sun-disc over the entrance.  The ceiling of the first hypostyle hall is of particular interest, divided into seven bands of well  preserved astronomical figures featuring the goddess Nut, vultures and winged sun-discs and  the Roman signs of the zodiac. It is also one of the very few places in Egypt where reference  can be found to the legendary Queen Cleopatra. Admission EGP 30.00 pp  Temple of Abydos For nearly 5000 years, Abydos remained a central religious site to Egypt, remaining important to  the religion's understanding of death. The oldest recorded temple at Abydos was devoted to the  canine god, Osiris-Khentimentiu. Today, two temples remain in fine shape. Especially, the  Temple of Seti I is impressive, unusual with its L-shape and noted for its smooth and discrete  appearance in front, its impressively dark and beautiful chambers, most keeping their roofs  intact. Admission EGP 30.00 pp  Temple of Edfu The temple of Horus at Edfu is the second largest next to Karnak and one of the best preserved.  It was build during the Ptolemaic era between 237 and 57 BC. The inscriptions on its walls  provide important information on language, myth and religion during the Greco-Roman period in ancient Egypt. In particular, the Temple's inscribed building texts provide details of its  construction. There are also important scenes and inscriptions of the Sacred Drama which  related the age-old conflict between Horus and Seth. Admission EGP 50.00 pp