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.

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.