Remains of Temple of Isis found

Published on May 29th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

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Workers inside a courthouse in Florence, Italy, have stumbled across a spiral column and other artifacts that may have belonged to a Roman temple dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis.

Dating to the second century AD, the remains were discovered as the men dug a five by three metre hole, barely four metres deep, for a new water cistern for the courthouse's anti-incendiary system.

''These finds are of extraordinary importance,'' said Alessandro Palchetti, the archaeologist charged with overseeing the works in the courthouse by Florence's archaeology superintendency, who suspected something interesting might be uncovered because of the area's historic relevance.

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One Response to Remains of Temple of Isis found

  1. Laura says:

    Great story!! I stumbled upon this looking for a picture with Isis. Is the above taken from the Florence discovery?

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