Book of the Dead: Becoming God in Ancient Egypt

Special Exhibit

October 3rd, 2017 – March 31st, 2018

N. 6782

The First 100 Years: Anatolian Studies at Chicago

Special Exhibit (Lower Level)

September 12th, 2017 – ongoing


New Evidence for a Late Fifth Dynasty Settlement Quarter at Tell Edfu

The American mission at Tell Edfu, directed by Prof. Nadine Moeller and Dr. Gregory Marouard from The Oriental Institute / University of Chicago has discovered two mudbrick buildings of monumental size dating to the late 5th Dynasty, ca. 2400 BCE, at the ancient town of Tell Edfu.

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Collaborative Project Studies Climate Change in Antiquity

The Humanities without Walls Consortium supports research at the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and Purdue University to study the social respose to climage change in antiquity.

Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Yorke Rowan and Eastern Badia Archaeological Project Featured in Jordan Times

Work in the "Black Desert" of eastern Jordan by the Eastern Badia Archaeological Project , a joint project of the Oriental Institute, and Senior Research Associate Yorke Rowan, and Whitman College, was featured in the Jordan Times in an article by Saeb Rawashdeh, "Piles of Rocks in Jordans' Black Desert Offer Clues to Ancient Past."

Posted on Friday, January 5, 2018

SAOC 72, The Ritual Landscape at Persepolis, is Now Available

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces the publication of a new title available in print and online complimentary download: The Ritual Landscape at Persepolis, by Mark B. Garrison. Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 72. Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 2017.

Posted on Tuesday, January 2, 2018