jueves, 17 de octubre de 2013


ISAW is a center for advanced scholarly research and graduate education, intended to cultivate comparative and connective investigations of the ancient old world from the Mediterranean to East Asia. It was founded by Shelby White and the Leon Levy Foundation in 2006.

ISAW's current exhibition, Measuring and Mapping Space: Geographic Knowledge in Greco-Roman Antiquityexplores the ways in which ancient Greek and Roman societies understood, perceived, and visualized both the known and the unknown areas of their world. It brings together more than forty objects, combining ancient artifacts with Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and printed books that draw upon ancient geographic treatises. Together, they provide a fascinating overview of Greco-Roman theories of the shape and size of the Earth, ancient methods of surveying and measuring land, and the ways in which geography was used in Roman political propaganda. An interactive multimedia gallery and website showcase the use of modern technologies in studying ancient geography. 
The exhibition runs through January 5, 2014 and is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 11am - 6pm. Late hours on Fridays until 8pm.

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