Visit us on Facebook

 

Saturday 16 April 2022 1400 UK Time:

Mark Walker: '"A Real Egyptian Temple?" - The Iseum At Pompeii.'

 

The Temple of Isis at Pompeii was both destroyed and preserved by the famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE. Its discovery in 1764 caused a sensation providing an insight into two lost ancient civilisations, Rome and Egypt.  Recently the Naples Archaeological Museum described it as "a real Egyptian temple" but how accurate is this description? Mark hopes to answer this question by comparing the Pompeii Iseum with contemporary temples of Isis in Egypt that were active in the First Century CE.   

Mark Walker is a founder Member and former Deputy Chair of SAES. 

 

An evening talk for late April or early May will be arranged nearer the time and details will appear here.