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[On Wednesday the book ´The sanctuary of Isis and Serapis is presented.

Molinete / Cartagena´ in the new facilities of the Forum Museum] | The publication, edited by the University of Murcia, includes the integral recovery and conservation project of the Barrio del Foro Romano |

On Wednesday, January 15, the book 'The sanctuary of Isis and Serapis (Insula II) will be presented at the premises of the new Museum of the Roman Forum.

Windlass / Cartagena.

Roman Forum 'neighborhood.

Comprehensive recovery and conservation project, promoted by the City of Cartagena, funded by the Repsol Foundation and edited by the University of Murcia,

In the act, which will take place, at 11:30 am, the mayor of Cartagena, Ana Belén Castejón, will take part;

the rector of the University of Murcia, José Luján;

the deputy director of institutional relations of Fundación Repsol, Arantxa Hernanz Martín;

the regional secretary for Culture, Juan Antonio Lorca Sánchez;

the editor of Editum, Rosana López Carreño, and on behalf of the scientific publishers of the volume the professor of the University of Murcia, José Miguel Noguera.

After the presentation of the book, a guided visit to the facilities of the new Museum of the Roman Forum will be carried out, which will be illustrated by the architect Andrés Cánovas.


The volume, whose scientific edition is in the name of José Miguel Noguera, Andrés Cánovas, María José Madrid and Izaskun Martínez, contains a detailed archaeological study of the Isis and Serapis sanctuary of the Roman colony of Carthago Nova, as well as its conservation works and value.

In the book collaborate the members of the team of the archaeological park and several renowned researchers, such as Joaquín Ruiz de Arbulo (Professor of Archeology of the Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona), Juan Manuel Abascal (Professor of Ancient History of the University of Alicante ), Patrizio Pensabene (Professor of Archeology at the Università di Roma La Sapienza), Antonio Pizzo (Deputy Director of the Spanish School of History and Archeology of Rome, CSIC) and Valentino Gasparini (Researcher at the Juan Carlos I University of Madrid).

The edition is bilingual (Spanish / English) in order to contribute to the international dissemination of the sanctuary.


The sanctuary, recovered in a magnificent state of conservation and one of the best testimonies of the dissemination in Hispania of the Egyptian cults of Egyptian origin, was excavated and recovered between 2015 and 2017 thanks to a performance promoted by the City of Cartagena, executed by Cartagena Puerto de Culturas and funded by the Repsol Foundation.

This action is part of the project of the Archaeological Park of Molinete.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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