A Cosmopolitan City: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo

A Cosmopolitan City: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo

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February 17 – September 13, 2015

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Lecture by Josef Wegner on "The Pharaohs of Anubis-Mountain"

Josef Wegner will give a lecture on "The Pharaohs of Anubis-Mountain: Archaeological Investigations of a Royal Necropolis at Abydos" on Wednesday, September 2, at 7:00pm in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on August 27, 2015

Oriental Institute Statement on the Murder of Khaled al-As'ad

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago mourns the brutal murder by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (also known as ISIL, ISIS, or Da’ish) of Khaled al-As'ad, the retired Antiquities Director for the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria.

Posted on August 19, 2015

Call for Participation in the Susa National Archaeological Project (SNAP)

Beginning in the spring of 2016, by the invitation and appointment of the Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization Research Center, Abbas Alizadeh of the Oriental Institute will direct the Susa National Archaeological Project (SNAP).

Posted on August 13, 2015

Employment: Managing Director For the Afghan Heritage Mapping Project (AHMP)

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for the position of Managing Director for the Afghan Heritage Mapping Project. This is a three-year position with the possibility of extension.

Posted on August 6, 2015

Exhibit "Doing Business in the Ancient World" at Chicago Booth School of Business

A new mini-exhibit "Doing Business in the Ancient World" is currenlty on display at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Objects from the Oriental Institute Museum collections were chosen by exhibit co-curators Jack Green and Brittany Hayden to highlight monetary transactions in the ancient world.

Posted on August 4, 2015