April 23, 2020

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces the online publication of News & Notes #245.

The lead article by Kiersten Neumann, "Tracking the Lion & Bull of Persepolis," focuses on the OI's incredible lion-and-bull relief, discovered during the OI's excavations of Persepolis in 1931–39. After many years of being on display in Boston, it is now on permanent display in the Persian Gallery.
 
This issue also features:
 
"The Museum as Muse," a discussion of the Iliad at the OI, by Brent Ervin-Eickhoff
"I Will Do It: Here I Am," a celebration of OI volunteers, by Sue Geshwender
"Oriental Institute Pioneers of Archaeology in Iran," a continued series, by Abbas Alizadeh
 
Other features include:
Highlight of our new OI Gallery App, Encurate (take a tour of the OI galleries from the comfort of your own home!)
Programs & Events
Volunteer Spotlight