Persepolis: Images of an Empire

Special Exhibit

October 13, 2015 – September 11, 2016


New Book by Nadine Moeller Examines Urbanism in Ancient Egypt

Nadine Moeller, Associate Professor of Egyptian Archaeology at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, and Director of the Tell Edfu Project, has published a new book on The Archaeology of Urbanism in Ancient Egypt: From the Predynastic Period to the End of the Middle Kingdom (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Posted on May 24, 2016

UChicago News Highlights OI Special Exhibit "Persepolis: Images of an Empire"

A recently posted UChicago News feature on "Preserving Persia’s Glorious Past" by William Harms highlights the many ways in which scholars at the Oriental Institute have contributed to the understanding of the material culture and languages of the Persian Empire.

Posted on May 17, 2016

New Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Collections and Exhibitions

I’m pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Jean Evans as the Oriental Institute’s Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Collections and Exhibitions.  Jean will join us on September 1st, 2016.  Jean is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Ludwig Maximillian University in Munich and prior to that was an Assistant Curator in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for over nine years.

-Gil Stein, Director of the Oriental Institute

Posted on May 2, 2016

OI Announces Joint Publication with the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage

The Oriental Institute is proud to announces the joint publication with the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage of Nimrud: The Queens' Tomb by Muzahim Mahmoud Hussein, Oriental Institute Miscellaneous Publications (Baghdad: Iraqi Sate Board of Antiquities and Heritage and Chicago: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2016).

Posted on May 11, 2016