Tempio d'Iside, Pompeii

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The Temple of Isis is a Roman temple dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis. This small and almost intact temple was among one of the first discoveries during the excavation of Pompeii in 1764. Its role as a Hellenized Egyptian temple in a Roman colony was fully confirmed with an inscription detailed by Francisco la Vega on July 20, 1765. Original paintings and sculptures can be seen at the Museo Archaeologico in Naples; the site itself remains on the Via del Tempio di Iside. In the aftermath of the temple's discovery many well-known artists and illustrators swarmed to the site.The preserved Pompeian temple is actually the second structure; the original building built during the reign of Augustus was damaged in an earlier earthquake of 62 AD. Seventeen years later with the massive volcanic eruption, the Iseum alone was the sole temple to be completely re-built—ahead even of the Capitolium. Although the Iseum was wedged into a small and narrow space, it received significant foot traffic from theater-goers at the Large Theater, businessmen in the Triangular Forum, and others along the Stabian Gate.Principal devotees of this temple are assumed to be women, freedmen, and slaves. Initiates of the Isis mystery cult worshipped a compassionate goddess who promised eventual salvation and a perpetual relationship throughout life and after death. The temple itself was reconstructed in honor of a 6-year-old boy by his freedman father, Numerius, to allow the child to enter elite society. Many scenes from the temple are re-created in the dining rooms of Pompeians, however, indicating that many individuals visited this temple for political, economic, or social reasons.
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  • The Temple of Isis is one of the things that has most it popularity in Pompeii and you can see it easily. Not be if the architectural design or its conservation status but was one of the things that convinced me less of the city. It is a feeling on the set so you can not give a specific objective reason.
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  • It is a temple nestled near large theaters in the ruins of Pompeii. From the goddess is enshrined, were delicate and elegant impression.
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  • It's a part of the ancient Pompeii. From the Temple of ISIS is not much to see, and the existing reliefs were removed and stored at the National Museum in Naples. According to our tour guide.
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  • Seafood in Rome is pretty far and few between but this joint specializes in seafood and it definitely hit the spot. Value for money - questionable but definitely worth every penny after days of meats and heavy sauces!
  • Very interesting Temple, in fact was the end of my Journey of 10, 809 kms of distance, very pretty place and beauty City of Pompeii.
  • Nice
  • must see
  • 4 For style, but the crumbling parts reduced it to 3.

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