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