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Although the cult of Isis at Philae goes back at least to the 7th century BC, the earliest remains on the island date from the reign of the last native king of Egypt, Nectanebo I (380-362 BC). The most important ruins were begun by Ptolemy II Philadelphus and added to for the next 500 years until the reign of Diocletian (AD 284-305). By Roman times Isis had become the greatest of all the Egyptian gods, worshipped right across the Roman Empire even as far as Britain.


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