Welcome to the Oriental Institute Museum’s 360° interactive virtual tour! This tour was completed 2014 by Virtually Anywhere, a virtual tour production company, in collaboration with the Oriental Institute Museum’s Curatorial Assistant Mónica G. Vélez.
The Oriental Institute Museum is a showcase of the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East. An integral part of the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute, the Museum displays objects recovered by Oriental Institute excavations in permanent galleries devoted to ancient Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, and the ancient site of Megiddo, as well as rotating special exhibits.
This tour provides viewers a chance to preview our galleries and includes a number of archival images of highlighted objects from our collections. We hope you can use our tour to assist in planning your future visits or to experience the museum galleries from afar.
The Oriental Institute Museum would like to thank: The Oriental Institute Young Professional Leaders group, John Lawrence, and visitors to the Oriental Institute, whose donations and passion for the ancient Near East have allowed us to make this 360° interactive virtual tour a reality.