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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 14, 2014 6:00 PM

The Galenic Origins of the Modern Science Textbook

Claire Bubb (ISAW)

This lecture is sponsored by The Achelis Foundation. ...

October 20, 2014 6:30 PM

On the Waterfront at Giza: Workers’ Town and Pyramid Port – Latest Discoveries

Mark Lehner (Boston University)

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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)

While ancient Chinese ritual implements were made of bronze and jade, the peoples of the steppe favoured gold and iron, most especially from 700 BC. The talk will discuss cultural boundaries between ...

Latest News

“Forgotten lore”: Poe’s antiquity

September has been an exciting month for me: two weeks ago I officially joined the staff of the ISAW library, and that same week also saw the opening of an exhibition I co-curated for the Grolier Club. “Evermore: ...

News: ISAW's Fall 2014 Newsletter is Now Available

The Fall 2014 issue of the ISAW Newsletter is now available.  Issue 11 includes an in depth look at our seminars and tutorials, news from past and present Visiting Research Scholars, a preview of ...

ISAW Now Accepting Applications for 2015-16 Visiting Research Scholar Program

We have now opened the online application for the Visiting Research Scholar Program. For details about the categories of scholars, the financial support, and the application, please visit http://isaw.nyu.edu/visiting-scholar-program. The application deadline for 2015-16 appointments is December 1, 2014. ...