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Mark Cartwright
published on 22 January 2016

A basalt bust of Serapis, the Egyptian-Hellenistic god who was created in the reign of Ptolemy I (304-284 BCE) to create a link between the two cultures and religions of Greece and Egypt. From Rome, 2nd century CE. (Vatican Museums, Rome)

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time author, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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Cartwright, M. (2016, January 22). Serapis. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Serapis." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 22, 2016.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Serapis." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Jan 2016. Web. 05 Feb 2023.