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The Megiddo Gallery: History through OI Objects

The Megiddo Gallery: History through OI Objects

Date and time: Monday, May 18, 2020, 9 to 9:30 am Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

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Online lectures will be posted Mondays by 9 am, May 18–June 22, with live discussion Thursdays, 6–7 pm CST, May 21–June 25

$295 (nonmembers), $236 (members), $118 (docents), $74 (UChicago/Lab School students). Not yet a member? Become a member today or add on a membership when you register for this class and save!

Instructor: Joseph Cross, NELC Ph.D. candidate

Megiddo, an important ancient city overlooking the Jezreel Valley in the north of modern-day Israel, stood at the crossroads of the Levant and wider Near East and beyond, and was occupied by Egypt, Israel, and Assyria over the ages. Excavations by the Oriental Institute at the site in the 1920s and ’30s established the agenda for archaeology in the region and uncovered incredible traces of the people who lived there. In this course, we will hear their story. Working through each layer of Tel el-Mutesellim, the site of Megiddo, focusing especially on the objects in the Haas and Schwartz Megiddo Gallery of the Oriental Institute Museum, we will take a guided tour of the city and its treasures and tell the story of the ancient Near East, from the Chalcolithic to the Iron Age.

This class will be entirely online. The course content (readings, syllabus, etc.) are available via CANVAS, which is the University of Chicago’s online platform for classes. CANVAS is also where students can post questions, participate in discussions, etc. Invitations to join CANVAS will be sent approximately one week before the start of the class.

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