Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Oriental Institute YouTube Channel

The Oriental Institute YouTube Channel
The Oriental Institute is a research organization and museum devoted to the study of the ancient Near East. Founded in 1919 by James Henry Breasted, the Institute, a part of the University of Chicago, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the archaeology, philology, and history of early Near Eastern civilizations.

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

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  • Lisa Cooper | Encounters with Ancient Splendors: Gertrude Bell

    • 2 weeks ago
    Presented by Lisa Cooper, Associate Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology, University of British Columbia

    Encounters with Ancient Splendors: Gertrude Bell’s Archaeological Discoveries and Research...
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  • Assaf Yasur Landau | Red Wine and Minoan Frescoes: The Canaanite Palace at Tel Kabri

    • 3 months ago
    Assaf Yasur-Landau, Associate Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology, Department of Maritime Civilizations, University of Haifa.

    Tel Kabri, in the western Galilee of Israel, is a large site surrou...
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  • Irving Finkel | The Ark Before Noah: A Great Adventure

    • 3 months ago
    Irving Finkel, Assistant Keeper I with responsibility for cuneiform in the Department of the Middle East, British Museum.

    This talk, illustrated by a PowerPoint, will describe what befell the spea...
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  • Gil Stein | Sweet Honey in the Rocks: Honey, Bees, and Beekeeping in the Ancient Near East

    • 4 months ago
    Honey was used throughout the ancient Near East for sweetening, food, medicine, alcoholic beverages (mead), mummification, and as a metaphor for goodness, abundance, and love.
    But we know surprisin...
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  • Petra Goedegebuure | Luwian Hieroglyphs: An Indigenous Anatolian Syllabic Script

    • 8 months ago
    Luwian Hieroglyphs: An Indigenous Anatolian Syllabic Script from 3,500 Years Ago

    The Oriental Institute Lecture Series, organized by the University of Chicago, brings notable scholars from around ...
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  • Robert Ritner & Theo van den Hout | The Battle of Kadesh: A Debate

    • 9 months ago
    The Battle of Kadesh: A Debate between the Egyptian and Hittite Perspectives

    The Oriental Institute Lecture Series organized by the University of Chicago brings notable scholars from around the c...
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  • St. John Simpson | Unlocking Stories From Objects

    • 10 months ago
    Unlocking Stories From Objects: Some Ancient Near Eastern Case-studies Based On New Research At The British Museum
    December 2, 2015

    The Oriental Institute Lecture Series organized by the Universi...
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  • Alexander Nagel | Taking Care of Color in Persepolis

    • 10 months ago
    Presented by Alexander Nagel, Research Associate, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

    How can we reconstruct the once brightly painted facades of the monum...
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  • Travel Program | The Ancient Land of Persia

    • 11 months ago
    The Ancient Land of Persia
    Tehran • Ahwaz • Susa • Shiraz • Persepolis • Yazd • Isfahan
    Travel Dates: October 13-28, 2016

    Open the door to enigmatic Iran, once the seat of the mighty Persian Empir...
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  • Josef Wegner | The Pharaohs of Anubis-Mountain

    • 1 year ago
    Josef Wegner, Associate Professor of Egyptian Archaeology from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania, presents "The Pharaohs of Anubis-Mountai...
  • Persepolis From the Air

    • 1 year ago
    "Persepolis From the Air" is a film featured in the Oriental Institute's special exhibit "Persepolis: Images of an Empire" (October 13, 2015–September 11, 2016). This exhibit, curated by Oriental I...
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  • 2014-15 Annual Report

    • 1 year ago
    The Annual Report covers the period from July 1 of each year through June 30 of the following year, coinciding with the University of Chicago fiscal year. The Annual Report highlights the success a...
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  • Travel Program | The Wonders of Ancient Egypt

    • 1 year ago
    Check out the highlights of an upcoming Oriental Institute trip to Egypt. This unique departure, led by Dr. Lanny Bell, Professor Emeritus of Egyptology, will explore temples, monuments, and archae...
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  • Travel Program | Splendors of Georgia & Armenia 2015

    • 1 year ago
    See what happened on our May 15-30, 2015 tour led by Dr. Tasha Vorderstrasse, research associate, AM'98, PhD'04 of the archaeology, landscape, and culture of Georgia and Armenia on this joint depar...
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  • Chicago Center for Archaeological Heritage Preservation

    • 1 year ago
    • The archaeological heritage of the world’s first cities is a priceless, nonrenewable resource and is at greater risk now than at any other time in human history. Looting and armed conflict have t...
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  • Eric Cline | 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed

    • 1 year ago
    1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed
    February 25, 2015
    Dr. Eric H. Cline
    Professor of Classics and Anthropology
    Chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations...

For an up to date list of all Oriental Institute publications available online see:
The Oriental Institute Open Access Publications

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