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Ombos (ŏmˈbōs) [key], ancient city, S Egypt, on the Nile, S of Idfu. It was strategically located on top of a hill. The city attained great importance under the Ptolemies, who built there a mighty temple complex dedicated to the crocodile-headed god Suchos and the falcon-headed Haroeris.

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