Past Exhibitions
Altar to Iarhibol with a Greek Inscription, ca. A.D. 165–256. Limestone. Yale University Art Gallery, Yale-French Excavations ad Dura-Europos

Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity

  • February 5, 2011–June 5, 2011
    McMullen Museum of Art, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
  • September 22, 2011–January 8, 2012
    Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
Featuring material from the Yale University Art Gallery’s collection, this exhibition examines the diverse cultural identities that coexisted in the fascinating ancient city of Dura-Europos, in present-day Syria. The objects in the exhibition reflect the many subgroups within Dura’s population—Syrians, Greeks, Roman soldiers, conscripted “barbarians” from Northern Europe, Jews, and Christians—and illuminate the deep cultural interactions common in the ancient world. Note: The presentation at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World was retitled Edge of Empires: Pagans, Jews, and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos.
Exhibition and publication organized by Lisa R. Brody, Associate Curator of Ancient Art, Yale University Art Gallery, and Gail Hoffman, Adjunct Associate Professor, Fine Arts and Classical Studies, Boston College. Made possible by Boston College and the Patrons of the McMullen Museum of Art.

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