The Oriental Institute Museum makes accessible to the public many of the highlights of our large collection of artifacts from the ancient Middle East (10,000 BC – 650 AD), including objects from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Syro-Anatolia, Israel, Iran, and Nubia. Many of the objects on display were excavated by University of Chicago archaeologists. To learn more about our collections, browse the Museums and Galleries and Collections sections of this website. You can also take a Virtual Tour of our galleries on this website. We also have programs for children, seniors, and educators, as well as audio tours in English, Spanish and Chinese. Cafés and restaurants can be found a short distance from the Oriental Institute. For more information including accessibility and group tour arrangements, browse the menu tabs.