The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

  title={The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago},
  author={Donald E. McCown and Richard C. Haines and Robert D. Biggs and Joint Expedition to Nippur},
A report on the excavation during the 1950s of an Early Dynastic Temple discovered in the northwestern part of the Religious Quarter of Nippur. The volume includes reports on the structural remains, the burials and the finds, such as pottery, tablets, seals, ornaments and figurines. 
This article presents a reconsideration of the architecture, stratigraphy and finds from Building Level H, excavated in Trial Pit F at Ur. Analysis of Woolley's original excavation records, kept at
The Square Temple at Tell Asmar and the Construction of Early Dynastic Mesopotamia, ca. 2900-2350 B.C.E.
The archaeological subdivision of the Early Dynastic period of Mesopotamia into ED I, II, and III was established in the 1930s during excavations conducted by the Iraq Expedition of the Oriental
The Lives of Sumerian Sculpture: An Archaeology of the Early Dynastic Temple
1. Sumerian origins, 1850-1930: making the body visible 2. Art history, ethnography, and beautiful sculpture 3. Seeing the divine: sanctuary, sculpture, and display 4. The Early Dynastic life of
The nature of the economy in the Bronze Age of the Near East has been long debated. Various models are reviewed, as is the role of merchants, the structure and extent of 'international trade', and
Excavation and Survey in the Jabbul Plain, Western Syria: The Umm el-Marra Project 1996–1997
The 1996 and 1997 seasons of the Hopkins-Amsterdam project in the Jabbul plain, western Syria, have generated new results on Bronze Age urbanism at Tell Umm el-Marra and elucidated longer-term
The early history of the Medes and the Persians and the Achaemenid empire to the death of Cambyses
The Median and Achaemenid periods define a critical disjunction in history. Iranians, more particularly the Medes and the Persians, first appear in history in the ninth-century BC cuneiform texts
Greece before the Persian invasion
This chapter concerns the general situation in Greece during the last quarter of the sixth century and the start of the fifth: the years when Persia's defeat and annexation of the non-Greek kingdoms
The Neo-Hittite states in Syria and Anatolia
After c. 700, occasional references are found in classical authors to notable events in Anatolia and Syria. Since the chronological framework of the history of the Syro-Hittite states is dependent on
Egypt 525–404 B.C.
Egypt may have recognized Darius from 522 onwards. A greater memorial to Darius is his codification of the laws of the Persian Empire, when the satrap was instructed to assemble 'the wise men among
The reform of the Athenian state by Cleisthenes
There is little contemporary evidence for the history of Athens in the decade following the fall of the Pisistratid tyranny. Herodotus wrote some sixty or seventy years after Cleisthenes' reforms,