Achemenet Project teams up with Oriental Institute to study ancient Persia

July 16, 2014

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.

Hisham’s Palace Museum

July 9, 2014

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

Aaron Michael Butts dissertation now available online

June 25, 2014

The dissertation of Aaron Michael Butts entitled Language Change in the Wake of Empire: Syriac in Its Greco-Roman Context is now available online through the Dissertations page of the Research Archives.

A Spanish edition of the Sennacherib prism has been published

June 25, 2014

The Sennacherib prism (OIM A2793) from the Oriental Institute Museum collection has been published in a new Spanish edition.

Oriental Institute scholars discover oldest evidence for schistosomiasis

June 20, 2014

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

New Oriental Institute News & Notes 222 (2014) online now

June 18, 2014

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces the online publication and distribution of a new issue of the Oriental Institute News & Notes no. 222 Summer 2014. Included are an update on archaeology in Iraq by McGuire Gibson; a recap on the household studies seminar by Miriam Müller; news articles by Emily Teeter, Amy Weber, and Brittany Mullins; and programs, events, and travel.