Mark Cartwright
published on 22 January 2016
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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 history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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

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

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Cartwright, Mark. "Serapis." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 22 Jan 2016. Web. 24 Nov 2020.

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