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The Oriental Institute is a research organization and museum devoted to the study of the ancient Near East. Founded in 1919 by James Henry Breasted, the Institute, a part of the University of Chicago, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the archaeology, philology, and history of early Near Eastern civilizations.

The Oriental Institute
1155 East 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
773-702-9514 - General Information
773-702-9520 - Museum Office