Persepolis: Images of an Empire

Special Exhibit

October 13, 2015 – September 11, 2016


Ray Johnson Re-Unites a Statue of Antinous

Director of the Epigraphic Survey Ray Johnson was instrumental in identifying a match between a portrait of Antinous in Chicago and a bust in Rome. The results are features in a video by the Art Institute of Chicago "A Portrait of Antinous in 2 Parts." The exhibit arose from our colleague Ray Johnson’s discovery that a fragmentary sculptured head of Antinous in Chicago at the AIC matched a fragmentary bust of Antinous in Rome. This allowed the fragments to be digitally re-united – its a very impressive piece of work. You can view more in the video on YouTube at this link.

Posted on April 25, 2016

Lecture by Kazuya Maekawa on "Cultivation in Furrows: Southern Babylonian Agriculture in the Late 3rd Millennium BC"

Kazuya Maekawa will give a lecture about "Cultivation in Furrows: Southern Babylonian Agriculture in the Late 3rd Millennium BC" on Thursday, April 28th, at 4:00 p.m. in the LaSalle Banks room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on April 21, 2016

OCHRE Highlighted by RCC Article

The University of Chicago's Research Computing Center (RCC) recently highlighted the work of the Computational Research Ecosystem for Scientific Collaboration on Ancient Topics (CRESCAT) project and their use of the Online Cultural Heritage Research Environment (OCHRE), whose primary programmer and support staff are based out of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on March 16, 2016

Oriental Institute Collections Research Grants 2016-2017

This year, through the generosity of Jim Sopranos, one or more Museum Collections Research Grants will be available to researchers.  We welcome applications from a wide spectrum of researchers, from those at the graduate student level (i.e. Masters Degree or PhD candidates) to well-established professional researchers in their field of study.

Posted on February 26, 2016