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Kom Ombo, a fertile area, is interesting because it supports not only its original Egyptian inhabitants, but also a large Nubian community that was resettled here after the construction of the Aswan High Dam and the flooding of Lower Nubia. As a result, the town has grown considerably in the intervening years. Kom Ombo was an important town strategically because it was one of the places where the trade routes to the Nile Valley, the Red Sea, and Nubia converged. It is also the site of a very unusual double temple dedicated to the gods Sobek, depicted as a crocodile or a crocodile-headed man, and Haroeris, a manifestation of Horus represented as a falcon or a falcon-headed man.
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