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Gallery Hours:
Tue-Sun 11am-6pm
Friday 11am-8pm
(Closed Monday)

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

current exhibition
Gold, Minted in Alexandria. 221-205 BCE. Gift of Martin A. Ryerson. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Octadrachm. Obverse: Bust of Ptolemy III.
Gold, Minted in Alexandria. 221-205 BCE. Gift of Martin A. Ryerson. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Upcoming Events

October 30, 2014 6:00 PM , ISAW Lecture Hall

Portraits of the Ptolemies: Greek Kings as Egyptian Pharaohs

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November 06, 2014 6:00 PM

The Lure of Gold and Iron: China and the Steppe in the First Millennium BC

Jessica Rawson (University of Oxford)

We are now at capacity for this event and will only be adding people to the waiting list. ...

November 10, 2014 5:00 PM

Recent Advances in Research on Iranian and Central Asian Metalware. A Few Examples - Iranian Silver Plates from Sasanian and Post-Sasanian Iran

Frantz Grenet (Collège de France)

Decisive advances in the study of vessels from this period were made in the 1980’s, mainly through masterly books by Prudence Harper (Silver vessels from the Sasanian period : The ...

Latest News

Library News: ISAW Library Collections Update

The ISAW Library pushes ahead with the Hayim and Miriam Tadmor collection; begins cataloging a substantial collection of Persian-language material related to ancient water use; and welcomes the donation of Natasha Eilenberg's library of Asian Art to ISAW. The ISAW ...

Kamniskires and the ancient state of Elymais

Scholarship on the ancient kingdom of Elymais is not a new phenomenon. Its origins go right back to the invention of printing and Renaissance humanist scholarship. In recent years, while working on the history of nomadism in Iran, I spent ...

Elliott Addresses Conference on Digital Epigraphy

In September, Tom Elliott (ISAW's Associate Director for Digital Programs) traveled to Paris to deliver the opening keynote address for the EAGLE 2014 International Conference. The event focused on information technologies for epigraphy and ...