Sep 9, 2014
An exhibition examining the complex interplay between cultures in ancient Egypt during Greek rule opens at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) on October 8, 2014. When the Greeks Ruled Egypt: From Alexander the Great to Cleopatra explores the diversity of cultures that co-existed in Egypt, and the ways in which the Ptolemaic rulers cannily manipulated longstanding traditions of cultural and religious expression—as well as their own family ties—in order to maintain power and inspire loyalty among the conquered population. The exhibition, which includes some 150 objects, all on loan from distinguished American collections, remains on view through January 4, 2015.
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