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Oriental Institute Museum, The
University of Chicago

1155 East 58th Street
Chicago, Illinois

Phone: 773-702-9520 --

Statement of Purpose:

Showcasing the art, history, culture and archaeology of the Ancient Near East.

This museum contains historic artifacts from Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Palestine, Syria and Turkey.

Highlights & Collections:

The Oriental Institute has one of the few comprehensive collections of artifacts from the ancient Near East and the Nile valley.

A great proportion of the collection was excavated by Institute scholars.

Among the highlights of the collection are the 17 foot-tall statue of king Tutankhamun, and a 40-ton winged bull from the palace of Assyrian king Sargon II.

Exhibits & Special Events:

Visit the home page of the Oriental Institute at


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Admission & Directions:

Admission to the Smart Museum exhibits is free.


Key Personnel:

Karen L. Wilson, Curator and Museum Direct

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