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University of Chicago Oriental Institute

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Works: 962 works in 1,918 publications in 5 languages and 17,681 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Manuscripts  Periodicals  Sources 
Roles: Other, Editor, Publisher, isb, Organizer of meeting, Correspondent, his
Classifications: PJ2, 492.1
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Ancient Egypt : treasures from the collection of the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago by University of Chicago( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily Teter, research associate at the Institute, has selected 62 works from the over 25,000 in the Egyptian collection at the Oriental Institute at the U. of Chicago to provide the general reader and visitor with a sample of the breadth and significance of this little published collection. In addition to the royal portraits and relief sculpture commonly associated with Egyptian art, some more unusual works are included, such as lamps, grooming implements, and games. A history of the collection, especially the role of James Henry Breasted, begins the volume. A glossary, bibliography, map, chronology, and three indexes are included. Distributed in the US by the David Brown Book Company. Annotation ♭2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Organization of power : aspects of bureaucracy in the ancient Near East by McGuire Gibson( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assyrian dictionary( Book )

in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The CAD project was initiated in the early 1920s, not long after James Henry Breasted founded the Oriental Institute in 1919, and barely one hundred years after the decipherment of the cuneiform script. This initial decipherment, and the soon-to-follow achievements in understanding the languages in which the hundreds of thousands of clay tablets were inscribed, opened an unsuspected treasure-house for the study and appreciation of one of the world's oldest civilizations. The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary was conceived to provide more than lexical information alone, more than a one-to-one equivalent between Akkadian and English words. By presenting each word in a meaningful context, usually with a full and idiomatic translation, it recreates the cultural milieu and thus in many ways assumes the function of an encyclopedia. Its source material ranges in time from the third millennium b.c. to the first century a.d., and in geographic area from the Mediterranean Sea in the west to the Zagros Mountains in the east. With sixteen of the projected twenty-one volumes published and the remaining volumes in various stages of preparation, with close to two million file cards - a database which is continually updated and which is accessible to scholars and students who wish to consult it - the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary has become an invaluable source for the study of the civilizations of the ancient Near East, their political and cultural history, their achievements in the sciences of medicine, astronomy, mathematics, and linguistics, and not least the timeless beauty of their poetry. - Publisher
Visible language : inventions of writing in the ancient Middle East and beyond( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique exhibit is the result of collaborative efforts of more than twenty authors and loans from five museums. It focuses on the independent invention of writing in at least four different places in the Old world and Mesoamerica with the earliest texts of Uruk, Mesopotamia (5,300 BC) shown in the United States for the first time. Visitors to the exhibit and readers of this catalog can see and compare the parallel pathways by which writing came into being and was used by the earliest kingdoms of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and the Maya world
Private houses and graves in the Diyala region by Pinhas Delougaz( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hittite dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago by University of Chicago( Book )

24 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamic bindings & bookmaking by Gulnar K Bosch( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in honor of Benno Landsberger on his seventy-fifth birthday, April 21, 1965 by University of Chicago( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hilly flanks and beyond : essays on the prehistory of southwestern Asia presented to Robert J. Braidwood, November l5, l982( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prehistoric archeology along the Zagros Flanks by Linda S Braidwood( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies presented to A. Leo Oppenheim : June 7, 1964 by University of Chicago( Book )

9 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient textiles from Nubia : Meroitic, X-group, and Christian fabrics from Ballana and Qustul : an exhibition organized by the Art Institute of Chicago by Christa C Mayer-Thurman( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The temple of King Sethos I at Abydos by Alan H Gardiner( Book )

in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in honor of George R. Hughes : January 12, 1977( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persepolis and ancient Iran by Ursula Schneider( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs taken during 1931-34, 1934-39 oriental expeditions
The 1905-1907 Breasted expeditions to Egypt and the Sudan : a photographic study : the Oriental Institute by James Henry Breasted( Book )

21 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oriental Institute communications by University of Chicago( )

in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neo-Babylonian texts in the Oriental Institute collection by David B Weisberg( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and Akkadian and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Babylonian letters from Tell Asmar by Robert M Whiting( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Ancient Egypt : treasures from the collection of the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
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Assyrian dictionaryVisible language : inventions of writing in the ancient Middle East and beyondThe Hittite dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of ChicagoPersepolis and ancient IranNeo-Babylonian texts in the Oriental Institute collectionExcavations in the Plain of AntiochSearch the shadows
Alternative Names
Chicago (Ill.)

Chicago. University. Oriental Institute

Chicagoko Ekialdeko Institutua

Institut Oriental de Chicago

Institut Orientau de l'Universitat de Chicago

Instituto Oriental de Chicago

Istituto orientale dell'Università di Chicago

Museu Oriental da Universidade de Chicago

OI

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute (Chicago)

Oriental Institute (Chicago, Ill.)

Oriental institute of the university of Chicago

Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

Orijentalni institut u Chicagu

University Chicago, Ill Oriental Institute

University of Chicago Doğu Bilimleri Enstitüsü

University of Chicago Oriental institute

Оријентални институт Универзитета у Чикагу

המכון האוריינטלי של אוניברסיטת שיקגו

المعهد الشرقي (شيكاغو)

مؤسسه خاورشناسی دانشگاه شیکاگو

ჩიკაგოს აღმოსავლეთმცოდნეობის ინსტიტუტი

オリエント学研究所 (シカゴ大学)

芝加哥大學東方研究所

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