Oriental Institute Museum

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Oriental Institute Museum Chicago

The Oriental Institute, founded in 1919, is the University of Chicago’s interdisciplinary research center and archaeology museum for ancient Near Eastern studies. Professor James Henry Breasted established it for the university with funds donated by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

It researches ancient civilizations throughout the Near East, including at its Luxor, Egypt, facility, Chicago House. At its on-campus building in Hyde Park, Chicago, the Institute displays an extensive collection of artifacts related to ancient civilizations. According to Field Museum anthropologist William Parkinson, the OI’s highly focused “near Eastern, or southwest Asian, and Egyptian” collection is one of the best in the world. For more fun, visit Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio and make your weekend more memorable. You can contact Preyon Pest Control for pest inspection in Chicago or call them at 708-232-7703

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