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Lecture by Michael Harrower on "Discovery and Excavation of Beta Semati, Ethiopia"

Michael Harrower will give a lecturea bout "Finding an Ancient Town: Discovery and Excavation of Beta Semati, Ethiopia" on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM (CST) on the OI YouTube channel. Click this link to watch the premiere.

Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Join the OI Podcast for a Discussion about Demons in Ancient Egypt

Please join us today for our OI podcast Demons in Ancient Egypt, premiering at 2 p.m. (CST) on the OI YouTube channel.

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

OI Mourns the Loss of Jill Carlotta Maher, Queen of the Nile

The OI is saddened by the recent loss of Jill Carlotta Maher. Carlotta was the very heart and soul of the OI. Beloved by all of us, Carlotta served as a dedicated volunteer leader and an ardent supporter of the OI for more than 50 years.

Posted on Sunday, December 20, 2020

Hartapu Top 10 Discovery of 2020!

The discovery of the Hartapu inscription last year by James Osborne (Assistant Professor of Anatolian Archaeology) and Michele Massa (Postdoctoral Fellow in the Mansueto Institute and OI) was chosen by Archaeology Magazine to be one of the top 10 discoveries of 2020!

Posted on Wednesday, December 9, 2020