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From the Book of the Dead papyrus of Nesshutefnut providing him with a guide to the mounds of the netherworld.
Dynasty 18, ca. 1334–1325 BC. Excavated by the Oriental Institute at Medinet Habu in 1930 and on display in the Joseph and Mary Grimshaw Egyptian Gallery (OIM E14088).
Early Dynastic I–III period, ca. 2900–2500 BC. Excavated by the Oriental Institute and on display in the Edgar and Deborah Jannotta Mesopotamian Gallery.
The Oriental Institute Museum is a world-renowned showcase for the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East. The museum displays objects recovered by Oriental Institute excavations in permanent galleries devoted to ancient Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, and the ancient site of Megiddo, as well as rotating special exhibits.
We are currently undergoing a Gallery Enhancements Project at the Oriental Institute Museum. As a result, certain exhibitions will be temporarily closed and objects removed from display. At this time, some of the gallery labels and large-print photographs in the Deborah and Robert Aliber Persian Gallery are off display. The Megiddo Ivories in the Haas and Schwartz Megiddo Gallery will be off display until February 1st, 2018. Please continue to check this page for updates. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.