Thursday, May 28, 2009

Remains of temple of Isis found

From ANSA.it 2009-05-28 18:38 Workmen find fragments digging inside Florence courthouse (ANSA) - Florence, May 28 - Workmen inside Florence's courthouse have stumbled across a spiral column and hundreds of multicoloured fragments that experts believe 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. Palchetti said the remains were ''comparable'' to others found over the last three centuries in the immediate area that have also been attributed to the temple of Isis, the Egyptian goddess of motherhood and fertility who was later adopted by the Greeks and Romans. The location of the temple is unknown, Palchetti said, but it is believed to have been built just outside the Roman part of the city, near the current courthouse building. ...[rest of article unrelated to topic]

1 comment:

carlos lascoutx said...

...isis/ is,is(E)=iz(N/adv.)=here,
as in, izcali(N)=revive/izcalia(N)=
califaction, i.e., the sun every day=ay(N)=do/hay(sp)=there is/iz,
but dag/tag, from, tlacatli(N)=day/
tlacati(N)=be born, as in letra,
t(l)ac/g=tag= t/dag(ger).
another solar goddess, of revival=izcalli. the indian goddess, cali, has been twisted to
the night sun, moving through the
earth/mictlan, from west to east
in contrary direction.tks

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