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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.

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Summer Scholarship: Dan Potts on Elam

Summers are often devoted to fieldwork but in some cases writing is on the agenda. Last year I was persuaded by Asya Graf, archaeology editor at Cambridge University Press, to undertake a revised edition of The Archaeology of Elam, a book ...

Save the Date! New Exhibition Opens October 8

Alexander the Great conquered Egypt in 332 BCE. For the next 300 years, under the rule of the Macedonian Ptolemies, Greek and Egyptian cultures coexisted, with the royal house defined by intrigue, intermarriage, and a skillful manipulation of Greek and ...

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Excavations at Amheida, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt, in 2014 found new evidence on the rebel king Petubastis III suggesting that the mysterious disappearance of Cambyses' Persian army in the desert may have been linked to his rebellion. The 2014 ...