20 OCTOBER 2016 / Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity Exhibit Opens at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

On Wednesday, October 19th the Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity exhibition opened to the public at The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) in New York City. The exhibit explores ancient origins of modern conceptualization and organization of time.

The ancient Greeks and Romans were extremely sophisticated in their conceptualization, tracking, and organization of time. Time keeping pieces for the ancient Greeks and Romans aligned time with the movements of the heavenly bodies and the constellations of the zodiac. They believed these movements dictated human destiny and the Earth as a whole.

At the exhibit, visitors can explore the ancient conceptualization of time by examining over 130 objects divided into two primary themes: Tools of Time Reckoning and Reflections of Time and Cosmos. Pieces include, but are not limited to, sundials, mosaics, calendars, zodiacal boards, jewelry, and several digital displays, which go into deeper explanations. The exhibit will be on display at ISAW from October 19, 2016 to April 23, 2016.

The SNF is a proud supporter of the exhibition.

To read more about the exhibit, click here.