Oriental Institute, Chicago (November, 2011)

The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago is definitely worth a visit:

Entrance to the museum

Relief from the palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad, 721-705 BCE


Another relief from the palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad

Tow, tow, tow your boat... (Palace of Sargon II)


Relief of courtiers, Khorsabad, Palace of Sargon II


Processional Way detail, Babylon, 604-562 BCE


Orthostats with Assyrian soldiers, Tell Tayinat, Amuq Valley, 738 BCE


Man-Bull Column Capital, Tripylon, Persepolis, 486-465 BCE


Jar with frog, Ballana, Nubia, 240-300 CE


Jar with Crocodiles, Ballana, Nubia, 200-250 CE


Coptic Ostracon from Luxor with list of the 12 Apostles, 6th-8th century CE


Colossal bull head from the "100 Column Hall," Persepolis, 486-424 BCE


Another view of the colossal bull head.


Building inscription of Xerxes from Persepolis (486-645 BCE)



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