Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ray Johnson talks about the Khonsu Temple

Ray Johnson, Director of the Epigraphic Survey, talks about ARCE's work at the Khonsu Temple.

View it at YouTube

News: Joint Palestinian-American dig near Jericho

Joint Palestinian-American dig near Jericho yields clues about early Islamic culture

See the chronicle of news about the Oriental Institute.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Oriental Institute Symposium 2012

The Oriental Institute has just announced the eighth in its annual symposia series:

Temple Topography, Ritual Practice, and Cosmic Symbolism in the Ancient World, organized by Deena Ragavan,
to be held March 2-3, 2012, in the Institute's Breasted Hall

Past symposia include

And the 2004 proto-symposium Changing Social Identity with the Spread of Islam: Archaeological Perspectives

After the conference, the Fellow assembles and edits the proceedings for publication in the series  Oriental Institute Seminars (OIS),  each volume of which is available for sale or for download:

In Their Spare Time

An interesting article in the October 24, 2011 Chicago Tribune (All the living room's a stage: For nearly 75 years, Hyde Park group has gathered to read plays) profiles The Thirty Seven Players, a Hyde Park play-reading group that has been meeting once a month since 1937.  Current partcipants include Emily Teeter and Kitty Picken.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tell Edfu Blog

Tell Edfu - The 2011 Season
The site of Tell Edfu is located roughly halfway between Luxor and Aswan, Egypt. As the former capital of the 2nd Upper Egyptian nome, it has over 3000 years of history standing. The Tell Edfu Project, under the auspices of the Oriental Institute, aims to investigate the remains of this ancient city. 

Read more about The OI's Edfu Project.   And see the project website at Tell Edfu Project.

Entries for Edfu in Pleiades:

Name Edfu
by thomase — last modified Sep 05, 2011 05:44 PM — Relevance: 100%
Place Apollonopolis Magna
The Ptolemaic temple to Horus at Edfu, and the nearby settlement. by J. Keenan — last modified Aug 02, 2011 05:57 PM — filed under: — Relevance: 61%
Location The Temple of Horus
The center of the Edfu temple complex. by nnagy — last modified Jun 28, 2011 03:26 PM — Relevance: 60%