Persepolis: Images of an Empire

Special Exhibit

October 13, 2015 – September 3, 2017


Oriental Institute Receives $25,000 Healthy Kids Innovation Grant

The Oriental Institute has been awarded a $25,000 Healthy Kids Innovation grant from Whole Kids Foundation, the chartiable giving entity of the Whole Foods Market, for a summer K-12 teacher professional development program - Leadership Legacy Institute 2017.

Posted on June 24, 2016

Dr. Kiersten Neumann Receives the Donny George Youkhana Dissertation Prize

Dr. Kiersten Neumann, Curator for the Oriental Institute Museum, has won the biannual Donny George Youkhana Dissertation Prize for her 2014 University of California, Berkeley, dissertation Resurrected and Reevaluated: The Neo-Assyrian Temple as a Ritualized and Ritualizing Built Environment. The prize is awared by the American Academic Research Institute in Iraq.

Posted on June 16, 2016

Dr. Foy Scalf Receives Archival Innovator Award from Society of American Archivists

Dr. Foy Scalf, head of the Research Archives and Integrated Database Project Team at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, is the 2016 recipient of the Archival Innovator Award from the Society of American Archivists (SAA).

Posted on June 1, 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