"Temple of Isis" Ephesus Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

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Ephesus throughout its history always had a large Egyptian population and Isis was a very important Egyptian goddess. She is the wife and sister of Osiris and the mother of Horus. There was a temple of Isis which was rectangular in shape and located in the centre of the State Agora. The temple was built during the Hellenistic period when Ephesus had close relations with Alexandria but was destroyed during the reign of Emperor Augustus because of Augustus? hostility towards Anthony and Cleopatra. Some of the parts of this building was used for the construction of The Pollio Fountain.

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