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Temple of the Egyptian Gods

The sanctuary of the Egyptian deities (1st-2nd centuries A.D.) is the only one, in the whole island, which is dedicated to the Egyptian gods Isis, Serapis and Anubis - Hermes although it is known that those gods are worshiped in other cities.
The sanctuary consists of quadrilateral nave, arcade on the west, underground crypt in the south and a cistern outside east of nave. In the central alcove stood the statue of Serapis and the side statues of Isis and Hermes - Anubis. In the southern part of the temple was oblong space, underground crypt purification and a small cictern. The final construction phase of the temple dates to the 1st / 2nd century. AD, in accordance with dedicatory inscription.

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In and/or around Temple of the Egyptian Gods:
(within a radius of 50 Km)






Gortyn Ancient Town Messara, Iraklion South
at 0.2km(NW) from Temple of the Egyptian Gods
Gortyn Ancient town

Mitropoli Village in Messara plain
at 0.8km(SW) from Temple of the Egyptian Gods
Mitropoli

Agioi Deka Town Messara, Iraklion South
at 0.9km(E) from Temple of the Egyptian Gods
Agioi Deka town

Vreli (agios Antonios) Village Mires, Messara Valley
at 5.9km(W) from Temple of the Egyptian Gods
Vreli (Agios Antonios) village

Moires Town Messara plain, South - East Iraklion
at 7km(W) from Temple of the Egyptian Gods
Moires town

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