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Isieion. Ancient Messene.
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Serapis and Isis in ancient Messene

Exhibition at the Society of Messenian Archaeological Studies

The Society of Messenian Archaeological Studies hosts a photographic exhibition on the sanctuary of Isis and Serapis, which has opened earlier this week.

The exhibition refers to the newly discovered great sanctuary of goddess Isis and god Serapis at the archaeological site of the Ancient Messene, which has partially come to light immediately south of the Theatre, exactly where Pausanias saw it in the 2nd century AD. It will include various representations both of the architectural complex and the most important finds (mostly sculpture) related to the worship of the sacred couple of Egypt. The colossal complex of buildings consists of underground vaulted stoas that surround the temenos, as well as a complex of also vaulted underground rooms of impressive dimensions, 6.50 meters deep, along the southern side of the temenos.

Where and when

Society of Messenian Archaeological Studies
33 Psaromiligkou Str.
105 53 Athens,
Tel/fax: +30 210 3251481, +30 210 3310137

Monday to Friday 16-20 April, 23-27 April.

From 10:00-14:00 and 17:30-20:00.