The Temple of Isis in Pompeii

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Carole Raddato
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published on 29 September 2019
The Temple of Isis in Pompeii

The Temple of Isis in Pompeii dates from the 2nd century BCE and was dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis whose cult was widespread throughout the Roman Empire. It was totally rebuilt after the earthquake of 62 CE at the expense of the freedman Numerius Popidius Ampliatus in the name of his six-year-old son Celsinus. The temple, situated in the centre of a porticoed courtyard, stands on a raised podium reached by a staircase at the front.


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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2019, September 29). The Temple of Isis in Pompeii. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11295/

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Raddato, Carole. "The Temple of Isis in Pompeii." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 29, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/11295/.

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Raddato, Carole. "The Temple of Isis in Pompeii." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 29 Sep 2019. Web. 17 Oct 2019.

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