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Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

upcoming 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 14, 2014 6:00 PM

The Galenic Origins of the Modern Science Textbook

Claire Bubb (ISAW)

This lecture is sponsored by The Achelis Foundation. ...

October 20, 2014 6:30 PM

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

Mark Lehner (Boston University)

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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 ...

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News: ISAW Library Adds New Online Features

The ISAW Library is redesigning its online presence and offerings over the course of the 2014-2015 academic year. The aim of the overhaul is to build a more engaging website and to offer more dynamic online content so as to ...

Changes to ISAW's Facebook Pages

ISAW is excited to announce that in the coming weeks we will be changing the way we use Facebook. By merging our Exhibitions page and Library page with our main page, we will be providing visitors, friends, and supporters easier access to a broader range of information ...

Welcome Aboard, Gabriel McKee!

ISAW welcomed Gabriel McKee to its Library team yesterday. Gabriel holds a B.A. from Hampshire College and master’s degrees in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and in Library and Information Science from Long Island University. Before coming to ISAW, ...