The temple of the Crocodile god in Egypt

Not long ago a temple dedicated to Sobek , the crocodile god, was opened to the public in Egypt. Since then it has become one of the most interesting and visited places in the country and the most visited in the Al-Fayium region which is where it is located. Officially it is known as the temple of Medinet Madi although almost everyone knows it as "the temple of the Crocodile god" .

In this temple you can find a large avenue that is flanked by sphinxes and lions that are preserved in perfect condition, in addition to that you can visit an incubation chamber for crocodile eggs, an element that was considered sacred. In fact, the sacred crocodiles were mummified and in the temple you can find a very interesting exhibition about it.

The god Sobek was one of the most important in Ancient Egypt , a god who is represented with a human body but the head of a crocodile and who is supposed to have created the Earth by laying her eggs. Crocodiles were originally considered a plague in the waters of the Nile, so that god aimed to change those feelings.

This temple is about 30 kilometers from Medinet el-Faiyum and it is best to hire a guide to go since in that region you can get lost very easily. Without a doubt, it is a visit that is worthwhile since you will discover a lot about the great importance that the crocodiles had in the region and also about how history was in that part of the country. A fascinating journey in which you will also discover how the inhabitants of this place went from hatred to love with crocodiles thanks to this god.