Kom Ombo (Coptic: Embo; Greek: Omboi or Ombos or Latin: Ambo and Ombi –
is an agricultural town in Egypt famous for the Temple of Kom Ombo.
It was originally an Egyptian city called Nubt, meaning City of Gold
(not to be confused with the city north of Naqada that was also called Nubt/Ombos).
It became a Greek settlement during the Greco-Roman Period.
The town's location on the Nile 50 km north of Aswan (Syene) gave it some control over trade routes from Nubia
to the Nile Valley, but its main rise to prominence came with the erection of the temple in the 2nd century BC.