'The Bazar of Athens' from Edward Dodwell: Views in Greece, London 1821, p. 51

AIIT: Lent Term 2017 Lecture Programme

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Lectures begin at 5.30pm. Refreshments from 5pm. All welcome. 27 January: Suraiya Faroqhi (Istanbul Bilgi University): Importing and marketing Iranian fabrics 10 February: Elizabeth Key Fowden (FAMES/Classics, University of Cambridge): Eastern Kings and Ancient Philosophers in Ottoman Athens 3 March: Special event for Friends of the Trust (Advance booking required: email info@indiran.org) Catherine Ansorge (University Library, Cambridge): The Reverend George Lewis and his collection of Persian manuscripts Lectures are held at: Ancient India & Iran Trust 23 Brooklands Avenue Cambridge CB2 8BG If you wish to attend the Friends’ event …

‘Restoration of the Palaces of the Western side of the platform at Nimroud’, lithograph from drawing by Baynes, supervised by James Fergusson, ca. 1850, from A.H. Layard, A second series of the monuments of Nineveh (London, 1853), plate 1

‘Nineveh’ in Bombay and Histories of Indian Archaeology

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In connection with her talk ‘Nineveh’ in Bombay and Histories of Indian Archaeology at the Ancient India & Iran Trust on 21 October, Sudeshna Guha has kindly allowed us to repost her article on the same subject which was originally published by Scroll.in on 13 December 2015 A little-known 19th-century history of “Nineveh” in Bombay provides a glimpse of the many new histories, which collections, and their visualisation and displays, allow us to establish. It also underlines the importance of noting the ways in which we establish historical evidence, and …

Over 800 Duplicates for Sale

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From time to time the Ancient India & Iran Trust advertises duplicate books and periodicals for sale.  Many of these are rare and out of print. We view this as a useful way of helping researchers and also of creating revenue. We have no dedicated income for purchasing current publications so the proceeds from book sales make a direct contribution towards keeping our collections up to date. We have just issued a new list of over 800 titles which include many duplicates from the collections of Mary Boyce (1920-2006), Professor …

AIIT launches new website and blog!

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The Ancient India and Iran Trust is very excited to be able to announce the launch of its brand new website and blog at www.indiran.org! We have been eager for some time to redesign the website and in addition to improved access and overall design, the site also has some great new resources including a brand new Library page, with information on our Manuscript and Photographic Collections, as well as Private Papers and Archives.  You can also search our catalogue of over 30,000 books online, via Cambridge University Library’s brand …