Behind the Tomb of Petosiris, lies the Tomb of Isidora which dates back to the Ptolemaic Period. There is an absorbing story (almost legendary) about a lady, called Isidora, buried in this tomb: There was once a pretty young woman named Isidora, who lived in the town of Hermopolis. She was very much beloved by her father because she was a symbol of beauty, kindness, and modesty. Isidora fell in love with a young man from Antinoupolis. Visiting her father, that man proposed to her and her family agreed. Unfortunately, while sailing to visit her fiancé, Isidora’s boat overturned in mid-stream and the young woman drowned. Isidora’s father built a special tomb in her memory. The tomb consists of a room for visitors and a burial chamber. Inside the burial chamber lies a stony bed, on top of which rests the granite sarcophagus that contained Isidora’s mummified body. The tomb’s wall is inscribed with a touching poem written by Isidora’s father, praising her benevolence and purity and saying that in her afterlife she would dwell eternally in paradise. It is said that her fiancé often lit lamps inside the tomb in memory of his lost love.