Thursday, April 10, 2014

Katumuwa Exhibit and Symposium

(Post by A.D. Riddle)

On April 8, the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago opened its new exhibit, "In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East." The centerpiece of the exhibit is (a cast of?) the Katumuwa Stele, a basalt monument with Aramaic inscription which was discovered at the site of Zincirli in 2008. The exhibit runs until next January.

Katumuwa Stele from Zincirli. (Oriental Institute)

More information about the exhibit is online here. The catalog for the exhibit can be downloaded free in pdf format.

In conjunction with the exhibit, the Oriental Institute is holding a symposium on Sunday, May 4, at 1:00pm. The speakers include:
Virginia Herrmann
David Schloen
Theodore Lewis
Karel van der Toorn
K. Lawson Younger

The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Information about the symposium is here and online registration is here.


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