Oriental Institute

Summer/19

UChicagoʼs Oriental Institute celebrates a monumental first century.

Summer/19

From the seeds first planted by William Rainey Harper and James Henry Breasted, the Oriental Institute blossomed into something rare.

Summer/19

The museum’s public outreach taps the littlest Egyptologists.

Summer/19

How has the institute’s work evolved since 1919? A faculty roundtable.

Summer/19

Director Christopher Woods, his work in Sumerology, and his vision for the OI’s second century.

Summer/19

A brief history in pictures of some essential people, places, and treasures.

08.20.2018

At the Oriental Institute, pint-sized archaeologists make their very own ancient Egyptian mural.

03.09.2018

Egyptian Book of the Dead comes alive at the Oriental Institute.

Winter/16

In the 1930s Oriental Institute archaeologists used photography to capture the history and grandeur of Persepolis.

Fall/15

The history of beekeeping stretches back centuries, the director of the Oriental Institute found when a hobby turned into a scholarly pursuit.

08.24.2015

Oriental Institute scholars use aerial surveys to determine new looting episodes of antiquities.

05.04.2015

An Oriental Institute team uses digital tools to capture nuances and share research.