NY: Exhibition about the greek influence in Egyptian culture
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NY: Exhibition about the greek influence in Egyptian culture

An exhibition about the interactions between Greek and Egyptian cultures during the nearly 300-year period when Egypt was under Greek rule, is presented at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) of New York University on October 8, 2014. The exhibition is entitled “When the Greeks Ruled Egypt: From Alexander the Great to Cleopatra”.

It features 150 objects and focuses on the ways in which the Greek and Egyptian cultures were brought together, creating new forms of expression.

The show includes some 150 portraits, religious and funerary objects, coins, writings on papyrus and other materials on loan from several major collections. A series of manuscripts on papyrus demonstrate the languages spoken in Egypt, both before and during Ptolemaic rule. A group of coins showing Ptolemaic kings and queens includes a splendid gold piece.

The original presentation of this exhibition was organized by the Art Institute of Chicago with support generously provided by the Jaharis Family Foundation, Inc.