The location of a sanctuary dedicated to the cult of Isis and Sarapis close to the theatre of ancient Messene is reported by Pausanias
While a variety of sources testify to the expulsion of foreign priests from Rome under Tiberius, Josephus is the only ancient author to explain the Emperor
This article discusses the cults of Isis and Serapis in Ostia and Portus, especially the location and urban context of the Serapeum in Ostia, and provides arguments against a supposed Oriental quarter in the neighbourhood of the sanctuary.
In Egyptian mythology, the Sun God Ra stands at the center. There are many volumes written about the netherworld, the Amduat, such as The Book of the Gate of Heaven, The Book of the Cave, or The Book of the Earth, just to mention the most important ones. In these books of the netherworld, you can read what the dead king, the Pharaoh, can expect to encounter in that world.
From the beginning of the Roman republic to the end of the empire, a theory of religious toleration never existed to give the people ruled by Rome a choice as to which deities and rituals they wanted to believe in.
There are similarities in the worship and the belief behind the Cult of Isis during the Roman era with those that are reflected in Early Christian beliefs.
However, before the cult of Isis spread to the Roman world, the goddess was first worshiped in Egypt. Although the myth of Isis and Osiris is never completely narrated in any one Egyptian document, many different texts include short extracts from it, so that modern scholars can reconstruct it.