National Geographic : 1923 May
©Elmendorf, from Galloway THE TEMPLE OF KOM OMBO, ON THE ROAD BETWEEN EDFU AND ASSUAN (ASWAN) This temple of superb proportions, combining stability and grace, was erected to Sebek and Haroeris. The god Sebek had theform ofacrocodile; Haroeris was a lesser deity, the patron of the western desert. At this point in the Nile the crocodiles made thewaters unsafe, and from time totime the reptiles crawled across the sand and carried away some human victim at night. Consequently they had tobepropitiated bythetownspeople of Kom Ombo in the building of a temple.