| Egyptian Journal of Archeological and Restoration Studies


EJARS (Established 2011)

Volume 14 ,issue 1 | Winter and Spring 2024 | Pages : 111-120

THE CULT OF SERAPIS IN THE DECAPOLIS DURING THE ROMAN PERIOD

Document Type: Original Article

DOI: 10.21608/ejars.2024.361177

pages: 111-120

Authors:
Nematallah, A.
PhD student at the Univ. of Turin, Italy Gerco-Roman Archaeology dept., Faculty of Archaeology Ain Shams Univ., Egypt

Abstract:
This article examines the cult of Serapis in the Decapolis during the Roman period, specifically emphasizing the widespread veneration and worship dedicated to this deity. Notably, the cult of Serapis in the Decapolis demonstrated an intriguing syn-cretistic tendency, as the god was often amalgamated with Zeus-Helios-Megas, and potentially Hades/Pluto in some cities of the Decapolis. The syncretistic nature of the cult of Serapis, exemplified by its fusion with other prominent deities, offers a unique lens through which to understand the complex dynamics of religious syncretism during the Roman period.

Keywords:
The Decapolis Serapis Zeus-Helios-Megas-Serapis Serapis-Ammon Roman period Chemical

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