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The Oriental Institute is a research organization and museum devoted to the study of the ancient Near East. Founded in 1919 by James Henry Breasted, the Institute, a part of the University of Chicago, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the archaeology, philology and history of early Near Eastern civilizations.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 7:00pm
The world’s first cities were built in the ancient Middle East more than 5,000 years ago, and many faced issues that confront our cities of today. In this richly illustrated lecture, Geoff Emberling, Museum Director of the Oriental Institute, explores cities from the plains of Mesopotamia to the fertile Nile Valley in ancient Egypt.