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ISAW’s Exhibition team is pleased to announce this Fall’s upcoming show, The Eye of the Shah: Qajar Court Photography and the Persian Past, which will be open to the public from October 22, 2015 to January 17, 2016.

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Due to the overwhelming interest in our lecture series, we have reached capacity for the October 30th lecture presented by Paul Stanwick at 6pm. If you are attending please plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled start time to ensure a seat. At 5:55pm all unclaimed seats will be assigned to visitors on the waiting list. Thank you for continued interest in our current exhibition, "When the Greeks Ruled Egypt."
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Roderick Campbell provides the latest installment of our summer News Blog miniseries: "Reconstructing the Shang Economy". 

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Sören Stark continues our summer News Blog miniseries with a report on this season's excavation work at Adzhvandi-tepa in Uzbekistan.

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Our miniseries on summer research activities of our community members continues on the ISAW News Blog with Karen Rubinson's report on a conference and museum and field visits in Mongolia.

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This summer, the ISAW News Blog is providing a behind-the-scenes look at the research work of some of ISAW’s community members. We began with a notice from Robert Hoyland about epigraphic fieldwork in Israel and now continue with Daniel Potts' report on a book revision in progress.

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Excavations at Amheida, Dakhla Oasis, Egypt, in 2014 found new evidence on the rebel king Petubastis III suggesting that the mysterious disappearance of Cambyses' Persian army in the desert may have been linked to his rebellion.

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Summer of Research: For the next few weeks, the ISAW News Blog will provide glimpses into the summer activities of some of ISAW’s community members, which range from archaeological fieldwork to database programming. We begin with a notice from faculty member Robert Hoyland, whose epigraphic work will take him to the Negev desert in Israel.

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The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University seeks proposals for upgrading the design and functionality of its primary website.

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Sören Stark's 2013 preliminary field season report on the "Long Wall" of Bukhārā has just been published on the ISAW website.
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