Swedish archaeologist Alfred Westholm wrote to his parents defining his latest discovery:
A real turning point occurred in the excavation today. We have, namely, found an inscription that reads as follows: The suspicion I have long felt in my heart, that our temple is not the Isis and Aphrodite temple spoken of by Strabo, but that spoken of by the Bishop Auxibios, a temple to Zeus (Sarapis) at Soli facing the western city gate and lying close to it, has proven to be correct. Everything makes more sense in terms of a Sarapeum both with regard to the architecture and some of the statuary. Yet we cannot ignore that Isis heads were also found here, and the explanation for this is still to find. We found the inscription just a short while ago and I must shamefully admit that I still have not managed to understand its implications in every detail. I have no reference books here, and my skills in ancient Greek are lamentable even if better now than in my school days. What does the first line mean?