In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East

Special Exhibit

April 8, 2014 - January 4, 2015


The ruins of Khirbet al-Mafjar, seen from the southwest (Photo by Donald Whitcomb)

July 9, 2014

Hisham’s Palace Museum

A new museum opened to the public at the archaeological site of Khirbet al-Mafjar (Hisham’s Palace) on May 28, 2014.

Co-directors of the Joint Syrian-American expedition to Tell Zeidan: Annas al-Khabour and Gil Stein

June 20, 2014

Oriental Institute scholars discover oldest evidence for schistosomiasis

A new article features interesting results from the Oriental Institute's archaeological project at Tell Zeidan in Syria.

June 16, 2014

Employment: Assistant Professor of Anatolian Archaeology

The Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago invite applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Anatolian Archaeology.