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deir el shelwit - temple of isis

Charles Woods photgraphs by Robyn Webb

Deir el Shelwit is approximately 4 kilometers from the Palace ruins of Amenhotep III at Malqata.   There are the remains of a small Roman Temple dedicated to Isis located on the South West corner of the harbour/lake of Amenhotep.    The Temple itself does not seem to be earlier than the Ptolemaic period, possibly constructed, but unfinished, during the time of Nectanebo 1-11.  It appears to have been completed by the Romans.    What is particularly interesting about it is the fact that it contains the names/cartouches of of various Roman Emperors, namely: Hadrian, Antonius Pius, Galba, Otho, Vespasian and even Julius Caesar.

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