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

Special Exhibit

April 8, 2014 - January 4, 2015


 Oriental Institute A17817

August 28, 2014

New Book on Mesopotamian Pottery Now Released

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces the in-print and online publication of a new title Mesopotamian Pottery: A Guide to the Babylonian Tradition in the Second Millennium B.C.

Gold roundel. ca. 404-359 BC.  No Provenance. Thought to be from Hamadan, Iran. Diam. 11.5 cm.  OIM A28582.

July 16, 2014

Achemenet Project teams up with Oriental Institute to study ancient Persia

Through a partnership with the Achemenet Project in Paris, France, the Oriental Institute will provide online access to new images and documentation of the most significant parts of its Achaemenid period (550-330 BC) object collections.

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.

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.