Edge of Empires: Pagans, Jews and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos

Edge of Empires: Pagans, Jews and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos September 23, 2011-January 8, 2012. With objects from an early synagogue and from one of the earliest Christian house churches, this exhibition of object from Yale University marvelously illustrates the diversity of a Roman military outpost.

12/19/2011
Dura-Europos, a Melting Pot at the Intersection of Empires

John Noble Wilford writes in the New York Times about ISAW's current exhibition, "Edge of Empires: Pagans, Jews and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos".

New Yorkers would have felt at home in ancient Dura-Europos, a multicultural city whose archaeological relics were found in present-day Syria.

09/30/2011

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09/26/2011
Bringing Mesopotamia to life in New York City

Jessica Littman has a short, original piece on the Dura-Europos exhibition in today's Washington Square News.

The new NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World features paintings from one of the world's first Christian house-churches and sculptures of ancient world mythological gods.

Baruchim Habaim has blogged the exhibition. Thanks!
09/25/2011
Dura Europas Exhibit at NYU Opens

Baruchim Habaim has blogged the exhibition. Thanks!

The previously mentioned Exhibit of Dura Europas Artifacts has opened at NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. The Exhibit, "Edge of Empires: Pagans, Jews, and Christians at Roman Dura ...

09/24/2011
Is Dura-Europos the Missing Link of Ancient Art History? | Picture This | Big Think

Bob Duggan has blogged the exhibition, with historical commentary and discussion of the catalogue.

By the time the Persians destroyed the Roman military garrison at Dura-Europos in 256 AD, the city high above the Euphrates River existed for almost six centuries since its founding by one of Alexander the Great’s generals. A cosmopolitan city standing between Syria and Mesopotamia and, therefore, a...

Extended coverage of the exhibition has just been published on the ISAW website. It includes an introduction to the exhi...
09/23/2011
Edge of Empires — Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

Extended coverage of the exhibition has just been published on the ISAW website. It includes an introduction to the exhibition, a map, curator bios, highlights (photos and descriptions of 15 objects in the exhibition), catalogue info (including a sample chapter), a calendar of public events, links to related websites and information for the press.

Strategically located high above the Euphrates River, between Syria and Mesopotamia, the city of Dura-Europos was founded in ca. 300 BCE by one of the Macedonian generals who succeeded Alexander the Great. Within a century, however, it was overtaken by the Near Eastern Parthians, who maintained cont...

The Yale University Art Gallery's Dura Europos page is very useful for further information.http://artgallery.yale.edu/du...
09/21/2011
Dura-Europos: Excavating Antiquity | Yale University Art Gallery

The Yale University Art Gallery's Dura Europos page is very useful for further information.http://artgallery.yale.edu/duraeuropos/

The archaeological site of Dura-Europos, in modern Syria, is a fascinating crossroads of ancient cultures. It is perhaps best known for the important finds unearthed during the excavations in the 1920s and 1930s sponsored by Yale University and the French Academy of Inscriptions and Letters. These d...

Jim West has blogged the upcoming exhibition. Thanks Jim!
09/21/2011
Jesus at NYU

Jim West has blogged the upcoming exhibition. Thanks Jim!

This Friday, the earliest known images of Christ, from the year 240, go on view in New York for the first time, and they aren’t where you might expect them to be. They are part of a remarkable ex...

The Observer reviews the exhibition: http://www.observer.com/2011/09/earliest-known-images-of-christ-on-display-at-nyu/ ...
09/21/2011
Earliest Known Images of Christ on Display at NYU | The New York Observer

The Observer reviews the exhibition: http://www.observer.com/2011/09/earliest-known-images-of-christ-on-display-at-nyu/ .

This Friday, the earliest known images of Christ, from the year 240, go on view in New York for the first time, and they aren’t where you might expect them to be. They are part of a remarkable exhibition at the relatively obscure N.Y.U. Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, a jewel-box of a ...

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