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Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

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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

September 09, 2014 6:00 PM

Vespasian at Play: 74 AD

Theodore Buttrey (Keeper Emeritus, Dept. of Coins & Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University)

An investigation of an inexplicable issue of coins under Vespasian, an essay in numismatic methodology. ...

September 19, 2014 9:00 AM

Oasis Magna: Kharga and Dakhla Oases in Antiquity

In the middle of Egypt’s vast Western Desert lie the Kharga and Dakhla Oases, called the Great Oasis in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. These islands of green in the midst of ...

October 14, 2014 6:00 PM

The Galenic Origins of the Modern Science Textbook

Claire Bubb (ISAW)

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Summer Scholarship: Karen Rubinson on East Asian Archaeology

In June, I participated in the 6th Worldwide Conference of the Society for East Asian Archaeology, held in Ulanbaatar, Mongolia.  Three hundred scholars gave papers in 25 sessions; my presentation, “On the Road Again: Chinese Mirrors in Afghanistan,” ...

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 ...