Professor Tony Wilkinson, Leader in Landscape Archaeology, Passes Away at 66

Professor Tony Wilkinson, of the Archaeology Department at the University of Durham (UK) passed away on December 25, 2015. He was 66 years old. Dr. Wilkinson taught at the Oriental Institute for many years, founded the CAMEL Lab, and was one of the most brilliant archaeologists in the history of the Oriental Institute. A service of remembrance will be held at St. Brandon's Church, Brancepeth Village, followed by a reception in Brancepeth Castle.

Posted on January 22, 2015

Gallery Talk by Kiersten Neumann on "The Wide-Eyed Worshippers of Ancient Mesopotamia"

Curatorial Assistant Kiersten Neumann, Ph.D., will give a gallery talk on the Early Dynastic statues from the Diyala region of ancient Iraq on Thursday, February 5, 12:15-1:00 p.m. in The Edgar and Deborah Jannotta Mesopotamian Gallery.

Posted on January 20, 2015

Lecture by Walter Kaegi on "Constantine I, Babylon, and Julian's Expedition in Mesopotamia Again"

Professor Walter Kaegi will give a lecture titled "Constantine I, Babylon, and Julian's Expedition in Mesopotamia Again" on Thursday, January 15, at 12:00 pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on January 12, 2015

Egyptian Coffin Conservation Project

The Oriental Institute recently received a grant from the Antiquities Endowment Fund of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) to conserve an important ancient Egyptian coffin in our collection (OIM E12072). An article is now available that provides details about the project.

Posted on December 22, 2014

Oriental Institute Annual Report 2013-2014 is Available Online Now

The Oriental Institute Annual Report for 2013-2014 is now available to view online or download as PDF. It contains summaries of the activities of the Institute’s faculty and staff, updates on several research projects, and descriptions of other special events and Institute functions.

Posted on December 16, 2014

New Book by Petra Goedegebuure Examines Hittite Grammar

Petra Goedegebuure, Associate Professor of Hittitology, has written a new book re-examining The Hittite Demonstratives.

Posted on December 11, 2014

Online Collections Search Gets Facelift

The online Collections Search of the Oriental Institute was recently redesigned to improve user experience.

Posted on December 11, 2014

Lecture by McGuire Gibson on "The Story Behind Cylinder Seals"

McGuire Gibson will give a lecture titled "From Personal to Administrative: The Story behind Cylinder Seals"  for the Oriental Institute Education Office on Monday, December 8, 10:00-11:00 a.m. in Breasted Hall.

Posted on December 3, 2014

Lecture by Kevin van Bladel on "Middle Persian Literacy and Scholarship in Sasanian Iran"

Dr. Kevin van Bladel will give a lecture titled "Middle Persian Literacy and Scholarship in Sasanian Iran" on Wednesday, December 10, 4:30--6:00 p.m. in Breasted Hall.

Posted on December 3, 2014

Gallery Talk by David Schloen on the Katumuwa Stele

David Schloen, Associate Professor of Syro-Palestinian Archaeology, will give a gallery talk on the discovery of the Katumuwa Stele in Zincirli, Turkey.

Posted on November 21, 2014

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