Lecture by Yorke Rowan on "New Discoveries in the Black Desert, Jordan"

Yorke Rowan will give a lecture about "Kites, Tombs, and Houses in the 'Land of Conjecture:' New Discoveries in the Black Desert, Jordan" on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 7:00 pm in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on January 2, 2018

Oriental Institute News & Notes, Issue 236, Winter 2018, Now Available

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces the online publication of News & Notes, Issue 236, Winter 2018. You may download a complimentary PDF of the issue at the following link: Oriental Institute News & Notes 236 (2018).

Posted on December 21, 2017

Conference on the Connected Iron Age

The Franke Institute for the Humanities will host a conference about "The Connected Iron Age: Interregional Networks in the Eastern Mediterranean, 900-600 BCE" on Friday-Saturday, January 12-13, 2018, from 9:00am-5:00pm.

Posted on December 12, 2017

Lecture by Christopher Thornton on "The Bronze Age Site of Bat in the Sultanate of Oman"

Christopher Thornton will give a lecture about "Reflections on 10 Years at the Bronze Age Site of Bat in the Sultanate of Oman" on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 7:00 PM in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on December 6, 2017

Lecture by Serenella Mancini on "Islamic Pottery at Istakhr"

Serenella Mancini will give a lecture about "Islamic Pottery at Istakhr: Preliminary Results of a New Comprehensive Study" on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, at 3:00 pm in the LaSalle Banks Room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on November 22, 2017

Register for Winter Courses Now

The Oriental Institute course offerings for winter 2017 are open for registration. Courses include Intensive Sahidic Coptic Grammar; Ancient Egyptian Crimes, Lawsuits, and Trials; East Meets West: Arts of the Silk Road in Central Asia; and Sandal Making 101 - Ancient Style Workshop.

Posted on November 22, 2017

Curator-Led Tours of Special Exhibit Open to Public

Please join us for the unique opportunity to receive a special half-hour guided tour on November 16, 2017, of the Oriental Institute special exhibit "Book of the Dead: Becoming God in Ancient Egypt" from the exhibition curator, Dr. Foy Scalf.

Posted on November 7, 2017

Lecture by Foy Scalf on "Reviving the Book of the Dead"

Foy Scalf will give a lecture about "Reviving the Book of the Dead: New Insights into Ancient Egyptian Religious Literature" on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 5:00 pm in the LaSalle Banks room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on November 1, 2017

Lecture by Colin Renfrew on "Marija Rediviva DNA and Indo-European Origins"

Colin Renfrew will give a lecture about "Marija Rediviva DNA and Indo-European Origins" on Wenesday, November 8, 2017, at 7:00 pm in Breasted Hall of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on October 30, 2017

Lecture by Gerald Finkielsztejn on "Maresha: A Case Study of a Hellenistic City in the Levant"

Gerald Finkielsztejn will give a lecture about "Maresha: A Case Study of a Hellenistic City in the Levant" on Monday, November 13, 2017, at 5:00 pm in the LaSalle Banks room of the Oriental Institute.

Posted on October 25, 2017

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