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Regio VIII

Temple of Isis


The Temple of Isis consists of a cell on a high podium with a staircase on its front. In front of it there is a sacrificial altar. On the side of the altar there is a temple-shaped entrance which leads to a reservoir that used to contain the sacred water of the Nile. 


A large hall behind the temple was used as meeting-room by the initiates. The sanctuary was damaged by the earthquake of 62 A.D. and restored by Popidius Celsinus Ampliatus, who in return obtained the title of decurion for his six-years-old child Numerius. Carried out in the eighteenth century, the site was one of the first to be excavated. Visited even by Mozart when he was only 14, it inspired him to compose the "Magic Flute".


Marina Gate | Imperial Villa

Antiquarium | Temple of Venus

Basilica | Curie

Comitium | Doric Temple

Gladiators' Barracks | Odéion

Theater | Samnite Palæstra

Temple of Isis | Temple of Zeus Melichios

Temple of Mefite

House of Cornelio Rufo | Via dell'Abbondanza

Via Marina | Via dei Teatri

Via del Tempio di Iside


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