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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)

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 ...

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

NOTICE: October 30th Lecture is Full

Due to the overwhelming interest in our exhibition lecture series, we have reached capacity for the October 30th lecture presented by Paul Stanwick at 6pm.  To be added to the waiting list, please send all rsvp's to rsvp_isaw_lectures@nyu.edu or ...

New ISAW Library Titles: June 2014

The June 2014 list of recent additions to the ISAW Library is now available online. ...

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 ...