Persepolis: Images of an Empire

Special Exhibit

October 13, 2015 – September 11, 2016


Lecture by Sahar Saleem on "Scanning the Pharaohs"

Dr. Sahar Saleem will give a lecture on "Scanning the Pharaohs" on Sunday, November 29, at 2:00 pm in Breasted Hall in the Oriental Institute.

Posted on October 19, 2015

Oriental Institute Job Posting: Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Rank of Instructor

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for the Oriental Institute’s Annual Post-Doctoral Fellow Conference program for the 2016–2018 academic years. This is a twenty-four-month, non-renewable appointment.

Posted on November 3, 2015

New Exhibit to Feature Archival Images of Persepolis

A new exhibition at the Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago will give visitors a rare glimpse inside the ancient city of Persepolis.  “Persepolis: Images of an Empire,” which opens Oct. 13, includes archival photographs and a new multi-media presentation that document an astounding imperial complex of palaces constructed by the Persian kings Darius, Xerxes, and Artaxerxes I and III, who ruled between 522 and 338 BC in today’s southwest Iran. 

Posted on October 7, 2015

Oriental Institute Statement on the Murder of Khaled al-As'ad

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago mourns the brutal murder by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (also known as ISIL, ISIS, or Da’ish) of Khaled al-As'ad, the retired Antiquities Director for the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria.

Posted on August 19, 2015