July 16, 2014

Through a partnership with the Achemenet Project in Paris, France, the Oriental Institute will provide online access to new images and documentation of the most significant parts of its Achaemenid period (550-330 BC) object collections. The objects, many of which come from the Oriental Institute’s 1930s excavations at Persepolis, Iran, include seals and sealings, reliefs and sculpture, amulets, tableware, and ornaments. This is the primary goal of the Oriental Institute’s participation in the Achemenet Project, made possible through a grant from the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute and matching support from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. Learn more by visiting the Oriental Institute Achemenet Project page.