The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

About The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

The Oriental Institute was founded in 1919 by James Henry Breasted with the financial support of John D. Rockefeller Jr., and was originally envisaged as a research laboratory for the investigation of the early human career that would trace humankind’s progress from the most ancient days of the Middle East. The goal of the Oriental Institute is to be the world’s leading center for the study of ancient Near Eastern civilizations by combining innovation in theory, methodology, and significant empirical discovery with the highest standards of rigorous scholarship.


Tablet Collection Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Chicago, IL
“I learned extensively about ancient Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets (in languages of Akkadian, Sumerian, and Hittite) with Professor Susanne Paulus. I enjoyed my work of compiling scanned tablet images through Photoshop and updated the museum database. ”
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