Vist the Museum
Since our founding in 1919–a time when the Middle East was called the Orient—the OI has been a leading resaerch center for the study of ancient civilizations. With 350,000 artifacts, excavated mainly by OI archaeologists, the OI Museum invites you to learn about the beginnings of our lives as humans together. Through galleries devoted to Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, and the Levant, come take a look into the ancient past. To learn more about our collections, browse the Museums and Galleries and Collections sections of this website. For more information including accessibility, browse the menu tabs.