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The Well at Kom Ombo

AWIB-ISAW: The Well at Kom Ombo

A deep well at the Ptolemaic temple at Kom Ombo, which functioned as a nilometer. The well is also thought to have been used in the ritual worship of the crocodile. by Iris Fernandez (2009)

copyright: 2009 Iris Fernandez (used with permission)

photographed place: Omboi (Kom Ombo) [pleiades.stoa.org/places/606346]

 

Published by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World as part of the Ancient World Image Bank (AWIB). Further information: [www.nyu.edu/isaw/awib.htm].

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Taken on February 28, 2009