Isis Timeline

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  • c. 1570 BCE - c. 529 CE
    Worship of the goddess Isis in Egypt.
  • c. 367 BCE - 529 CE
    Worship of the goddess Isis spreads outside Egypt's borders to Greece and Rome.
  • 47 BCE
    Cleopatra VII is sole ruler of Egypt; she presents herself as the goddess Isis.
  • c. 42 CE - c. 62 CE
    The evangelical missions of St. Paul; Isis worship dominates the Mediterranean.
  • 380 CE
    Emperor Theodosius I outlaws pagan practices including the worship of Isis.
  • 529 CE
    Emperor Justinian closes the Temple of Isis at Philae, Egypt, effectively ending worship of the goddess.