Death, food, and remembrance at the OI

April 7, 2014

A new exhibit at the Oriental Institute  takes a unique look at death, food and remembrance.

 

Tune in to WBEZ online (Chicago Public Media) to learn more and hear Margaret M. Mitchell, Dean and Shailer Mathews Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature, on remembering the dead.

 

 

image: (Rendering and reconstruction by Travis Saul, 2014)

This Katumuwa stele, or memorial stone, was discovered by University of Chicago archaeologists in 2008 in Turkey. The facsimile, on display at the Oriental Institute, shows this man named Katumuwa in the afterlife and gives detailed instructions to his descendants.