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Ancient Egypt
Fully-illustrated catalogue offers highlights of the Egyptian collection at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. A brief history of the collection is followed by a catalogue of seventy-seven objects, which date from the early third millennium BC to the eighth century AD. Many of these objects have not been previously published.


Paperback    £14.00
9781885923257 | Published: 2003
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Ancient Israel
On January 29, 2005, the Oriental Institute celebrated the official public opening of the Haas and Schwartz Megiddo Gallery. This occasion marked the return of some of the most extraordinary artifacts ever excavated in the southern Levant to permanent public display.


Paperback    £17.00
9781885923653 | Published: 2010
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Baked Clay Figurines and Votive Beds from Medinet Habu
This catalog presents the entire corpus of 272 baked clay figurines and votive beds excavated at Medinet Habu by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago during their 1926-1933 campaign. Each object is fully described and illustrated and is accompanied by commentary on construction, symbolism, and function.


Hardback    £62.00
9781885923585 | Published: 2008
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Before the Pyramids
Catalogue for an exhibit at the Oriental Institute Museum presenting newest research on the Predynastic and Early Dynastic Periods. Essays on the rise of the state, contact with the Levant and Nubia, crafts, writing, iconography and evidence from Abydos, Tell el-Farkha, Hierakonpolis and the Delta. Will be a standard reference and a staple for classroom use.


Paperback    £31.00
9781885923820 | Published: 2011
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Between Heaven and Earth
Companion to an exhibit at the Oriental Institute Museum, this is the first comprehensive study of birds in ancient Egyptian society, economy, art, and religion. An index of bird species makes this volume useful for naturalists as well as for Egyptologists and art historians.


Paperback    £23.00
9781885923929 | Published: 2012
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Book of the Dead

includes fourteen essays showcasing the latest research on the Book of the Dead written by thirteen internationally renown experts as well as a complete catalog of the 45 objects on display in an exhibit at the Oriental Institute Museum. Two famous Book of the Dead papyri, Papyrus Milbank and Papyrus Ryerson, are reproduced in full. 400 illus. 




Paperback    £27.50
9781614910381 | Published: 2017
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Catastrophe! The Looting and Destruction of Iraq's Past
Describes the state of the Iraq National Museum in Baghdad and chronicles the damage done to archaeological sites by illicit digging. Published in conjunction with the exhibit of the same name opening at the Oriental Institute April 10, 2008, this book commemorates the fifth anniversary of the looting of the Iraq National Museum.



Paperback    £18.00
9781885923561 | Published: 2008
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A Cosmopolitan City
Examines the multicultural city of Fustat, capital of medieval Egypt and predecessor to modern Cairo. Explores the interactions of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish communities within urban city life. Communities practiced their own beliefs and enacted communal self-government, but intermingled on a daily basis and practiced shared traditions of life.


Paperback    £23.00
9781614910268 | Published: 2015
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Daily Life Ornamented
Shows how archaeologists work with sherds at the same time that it portrays aspects of life along the Silk Road during the ninth - fourteenth centuries. Catalogue of the exhibition of the same name, also represents an opportunity to re-examine the pioneering work of Erich Schmidt, who excavated the ancient site of Rayy during the mid-1930s.


Paperback    £19.00
9781885923516 | Published: 2007
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Embroidering Identities
Companion piece to the exhibit held at the Oriental Institute from November 11, 2006 to March 25, 2007. It is an overview of the colourful and distinctive clothing of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Palestine. The volume includes a glossary of Arabic terms and a checklist to the exhibit.


Paperback    £16.00
9781885923493 | Published: 2006
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