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Isis Tomb

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jonathan Fu
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jun 16, 2020 08:48 PM History
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Now lost, the so-called "Isis Tomb" was excavated at Vulci in the 19th century. Based on finds evidence, the tomb is traditionally dated ca. 625 to 550 B.C. Its traditionally assigned name is likely a misnomer, based on a contemporary identification of a bronze bust as representing the Egyptian goddess Isis. The subsequent back-filling of the tomb and uncareful recording at the time have caused the tomb's location to be lost to us.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.


https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/309967946

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  • Less than certain: Isis Tomb at Vulci (750 BC - 550 BC)
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The British Museum in London holds about 60 objects collected from the tomb.


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Jonathan Fu, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Isis Tomb: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/309967946> [accessed: 13 August 2020]

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