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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

Organized by Roger Bagnall (ISAW) and Gaëlle Tallet (University of Limoges) ...

October 14, 2014 6:00 PM

The Galenic Origins of the Modern Science Textbook

Claire Bubb (ISAW)

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Summer Fieldwork: Sören Stark on Excavations in the Bukhara Oasis, Uzbekistan

ISAW’s project investigating the Ancient and Medieval defense system of the Bukhara oasis, directed by Sören Stark, began its 2014 field season on June 30th (in cooperation with the Uzbek Academy of Sciences). Apart from members of the ISAW community, ...

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 ...