Elizabeth, Caspar and myself end our felucca cruise along the Nile at the Temple of Kom Ombo.
Unusually it served dual deities, Horus (the Falcon Headed God) and Subek (the crocodile headed God) on the very spot where crocs once hung out at this bend of the Nile. The temple is perfectly symmetrical along the main axis.
the painted ceiling
Unfortunately the crocodiles have long since vanished from the river since the building of the Aswan Dam.
Although some of the blocks appear to date from the Middle Kingdom, in Egyptian terms, this temple is somwhat more modern - some 2,300 years old.
I still manage to get 50% off with my out-of-date student card and enter for a mere E£15.
can you spot the only other two tourists in the complex? - Caspar takes a portrait of Elizabeth