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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 20, 2014 6:30 PM

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

Mark Lehner (Director, Giza Plateau Mapping Project)

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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)

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

Soliciting Applicants for Development Associate

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World is looking for a talented professional who has the ability to manage the institute's fund-raising efforts and communications. The right candidate has experience supporting either fund-raising at a university or ...

The Journal of Juristic Papyrology, Supplement vol. 22 by VRS Alum Giovanni Ruffini, Recently Published

The Journal of Juristic Papyrology has just released its twenty-second supplement, this one by ISAW VRS Alum (2007-08) Giovanni Ruffini, on The Bishop, the Eparch, and the King. Old Nubian Texts from Qasr Ibrim (P. QI 4). ...

Appreciation: ISAW thanks Dawn Gross for seven years of service to the ISAW Library

Dawn Gross at work building the ISAW Library catalogIn the beginning, there was the Dawn. Dawn Gross, ISAW's longest-serving staff member, will be leaving ISAW this week to become the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian at the ...