The Romans Devote to an Egyptian Deity

Enjoy this selection of images from Caska Cove on Croatia’s Island of Pag, which was once the site of the Roman settlement of Cissa. There, a first-century A.D. Roman noblewoman named Calpurnia erected four limestone altars dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis.

Transcription of a portion of the right side of the third altar’s encrypted first line of inscription, which reads HBIMV. (Photo: Nikola Cesarik)

Transcription of a portion of the right side of the third altar’s encrypted first line of inscription, which reads HBIMV. (Photo: Nikola Cesarik)

View of Caska Cove from Sveti Juraj (Saint George) hilltop. (Photo: Maja Grisonic)

View of Caska Cove from Sveti Juraj (Saint George) hilltop. (Photo: Maja Grisonic)

Aerial view of the northeast portion of Caska Cove, with indications of the locations where Calpurnia’s four altars were discovered. (Photo: Vinko Madiraca, modified by Maja Grisonic)

Aerial view of the northeast portion of Caska Cove, with indications of the locations where Calpurnia’s four altars were discovered. (Photo: Vinko Madiraca, modified by Maja Grisonic)

Detail of the left side of the first line of the inscription on Calpurnia’s third altar. (Photo: Nikola Cesarik)

Detail of the left side of the first line of the inscription on Calpurnia’s third altar. (Photo: Nikola Cesarik)

Photogrammetric image of the left side of the first line of the inscription on Calpurnia's third altar. (Photo: Nikola Cesarik, adapted by Tomislav Zojčeski)

Photogrammetric image of the left side of the first line of the inscription on Calpurnia’s third altar.

(Photo: Nikola Cesarik, adapted by Tomislav Zojčeski)

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