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View Resource Oriental Institute Virtual Museum

The University of Chicago Oriental Institute Virtual Museum has recently opened its doors. The unique aspect of this museum of "history, art and archaeology of the ancient Near East" is that it uses Apple Quicktime VR (available for both Windows and Macintosh platforms from a pointer to the Apple Computer site) to take the visitor on a moving tour through selected parts of the museum. Viewers can...
View Resource Oriental Institute Map Series

The first installment of this new resource, from the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, offers seven Site Maps covering the ancient Near East (Egypt, Sudan, The Levant, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran), including primary archaeological sites, modern cities, and river courses. Each site map is available in two versions, a 150 dpi image for viewing in a browser, and a 300 dpi image for...
View Resource Oriental Institute Archaeology Projects

This Website, maintained by the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, offers comprehensive data on archaeological research sponsored by or affiliated with the Institute. The site features information on "on-going field projects that involve excavations, regional surveys and environmental studies"; analysis of recent field projects; special studies of "published or unpublished data from...
View Resource The George Ortiz Collection

This site is an online version of a travelling exhibit of the unique private collection of George Ortiz, who has been gathering Greek, Egyptian, Mesopotamian, and other artifacts for some 42 years. At the site, visitors can view the full collection (280 pieces), along with catalog entries for each piece, as well as 20 key works presented in 3D via QuickTime VR. The collection is browsed by 18...