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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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August 07th 2013:“Indy’s Home”: Near Eastern Archaeology and the Oriental Institute

This episode goes right to the heart of the show’s beginnings with the emergence of the mythical figure of Indiana Jones and his character’s connections to the Oriental Institute (OI) at the University of Chicago. Today’s program begins with a discussion of the Indiana Jones character, his connections to the OI and the impacts of the world’s most famous archaeologist. The Oriental Institute is probably the most venerated research institute for Near Eastern archaeology. Both a museum and research facility, the OI was founded in 1919 and focuses on the ancient Near East, which includes modern da

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Dr. Jack Green

Dr. Jack Green is chief curator of the Oriental Institute Museum, part of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (2011 to present) where he manages the permanent collections and program of special exhibits. He recently co-curated two Oriental Institute exhibits: “Picturing the Past: Imaging and Imagining the ancient Middle East” (2012), and “Our Work: Modern Jobs – Ancient Origins” (2013). In addition to overseeing the museum’s transition to a new integrated collections database, he is involved in cultural heritage projects overseas, including the National Museum of Afghanistan – Oriental Institute Partnership Project. He was previously curator of the new ancient Near East gall
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