Pompeii Isis Temple by Ron Li
Temple of Isis. Reconstructed drawing, from North. The source is here.
Inscribed slab recording the rebuilding of the temple of Isis. Marble, 2.35m X 49.5cm. Naples Museum. The source is here.
"Numerius Popidius Celsinus, son of Numerius, restored the Temple of Isis with his own money from the ground up after it had been destroyed by an earthquake. Because of his generosity, the town councilors (decuriones) enrolled him into their membership without charge when he was only six years old."
Fourth Style wall painting with naumachia (naval battle), a detail from a panel from the portico of the Temple of Isis in Pompeii, Naples National Archaeological Museum. Photo by Carole Raddato. Taken on July 4, 2014.
Ed.: The earthquake mentioned on the slab refers to AD 62 quake that severely damaged many structures in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Those hasty repairs are even visible today. A tsunami generated by the quake destroyed 300 grain ships waiting to be unloaded in Ostia and created a riot in Rome. These ships arrived from Alexandria and Carthage once a year and had the vital grain supplies for Rome FOR THE YEAR. All of them were engulfed by the tsunami, swamped, and the cargoes lost. Ref.: Ann Pizzorusso.
Ed.: Numerius' father was a freedman (former slave) who took on the name of his owner POPIDIUS. The POPIDII were one of the oldest and most distinguished families of Pompeii.