New Book on Mesopotamian Pottery Now Released

August 28, 2014

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.

The Oriental Institute takes stock of its collection of mummies

August 8, 2014

As reported in an article on "Mummy Figures" by Lydialyle Gibson for the University of Chicago Magazine, the Oriental Institute recently inventoried its collection of mummies.

Oriental Institute Museum part of new Museum Campus South

July 24, 2014

Oriental Institute Museum part of the new Museum Campus South, a consortium of seven museums in the neighborhood.

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.