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The Oriental Institure E-Tablet, December 2009

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The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
December 2009

Inside the Institute

Inside the Institute

Read the newest publication by the Epigraphic Survey online! The Oriental Institute Publications Office announces the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) publication of: OIP 136. Medinet Habu IX. The Eighteenth Dynasty Temple, Part I: The Inner Sanctuaries. With Translations of Texts, Commentary, and Glossary. By The Epigraphic Survey. 2009. oi.uchicago.edu/research/pubs/catalog/oip/oip136.html

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 2, 7:00pm
"Headless Ancestors and Ghouls: The Plastered Skulls of Jericho and the Origins of Agriculture"
Ian Kuijt, University of Notre Dame

Members' Lecture
oi.uchicago.edu/getinvolved/member/events/20091202_plasteredskulls.html


Wednesday, December 9
The World's First Cities: Babylon and Beyond

Lecture
Join Geoff Emberling, Oriental Institute Museum Director, to explore cities from the plains of Mesopotamia to the fertile Nile Valley in ancient Egypt.
oi.uchicago.edu/calendar


Wednesday, January 6, 7:00pm
"Searching For Ancient Sam'al: Four Seasons of Excavation at Zincirli in Turkey"
David Schloen, The Oriental Institute
Members' Lecture
oi.uchicago.edu/getinvolved/member/events/20100106_samal.html

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Museum News

Museum News

It is amazing how much a single artifact can tell us! Read about an elite Egyptian family recorded on a stone block: oi.uchicago.edu/museum/highlights/egypt.html

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Members' Corner

Monday, January 11, 6:00pm
Pioneers to the Past: American Archaeologists in the Middle East 1919-1920

An Exclusive Members' Preview
Oriental Institute Members are invited to join us for an exclusive Members' Preview of the new special exhibit Pioneers to the Past: American Achaeologists in the Middle East 1919-1920 in the Doris Holleb Family Gallery. This exhibit features letters, photographs and some of the objects that Oriental Institute founder James Henry Breasted brought back from the OI's first expedition. oi.uchicago.edu/getinvolved/member/events/20101101_pioneerspast.html
RSVP required; please contact the Membership Office by January 4,2010 at oi-membership@uchicago.edu

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OI Travel

Travel to Iran in 2010 with the Oriental Institute!
oi.uchicago.edu/events/travel/persiasplendors.html


Curious as to what its like to travel with the Oriental Institute? Read the travel blog for the OI's most recent departure to Egypt: Splendors of the Nile. oisplendorsofthenile.blogspot.com

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OI Education

Winter Adult Education classes start in January!
Register now for the following courses:
The Temples of Greco-Roman Egypt, Begins Jan. 11

In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, Begins Jan. 13

Women's Work, Women's Power: The Responsibilities, Actions and Authority of Women in the Ancient Near East, Begins Jan. 16

The Ancient Mediterranean World: A Story of Trade, Diplomacy, War, and Migration, Begins. Jan. 16

Register online or call 773-702-9507.
oi.uchicago.edu/calendar

Sunday Film Series
2 PM every Sunday in Breasted Hall. See Calendar for Holiday closings.
oi.uchicago.edu/calendar

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Teacher Talk

Teacher Talk

February and March 2010 Tour Dates Filling Up Fast!
Book your classroom tours of the Oriental Institute Museum before the new year arrives. Regular tours for 60 children or less are free to all schools! For a small fee add a film or have your students experience our simulated excavation site in the Kipper Family Archaeology Discovery Center. Look for our low fees online and book now!
oi.uchicago.edu/museum/tours/

Teaching on the Tel
Experience new ways to teach the history of ancient civilizations when you book a field trip to the Kipper Family Archaeology Discovery Center! Encourage your students to become archaeologists as they dig deep into history using our simulated tel. This hands-on learning experience is unique to Chicago and it includes a tour of our galleries and in-depth discussions with your students. Sign up now before our dig dates book up!
oi.uchicago.edu/museum/tours/

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Spotlight on the Suq

Spotlight on the Suq

2009 Holiday Sale at the Suq!
December 1 - December 9, 2009
Everything's on Sale! Members receive 20% off, non-Members 15% off
The Suq is open:
Tuesday - Saturday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-8:30pm
Sunday 12noon-6pm
oi.uchicago.edu/order/suq/

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