Our Trip to the Oriental Institute
After a 20 minute drive in several cars, we boarded a Metra train on into the city of Chicago. It was a six block walk after disembarking the train through a nice neighborhood. We arrived at the Oriental Institute about the time it opened (10:00 AM). It has a fine collection of ancient artifacts, all from the areas where early Biblical history took place. Many of these have Biblical significance, and that was where our main interest was focused.
All aboard! Some more of us are sitting in the upper section of the "double decker" Metra train
Some of us standing in the entrance gallery
Below is the Table of Contents
For the most part, these are in chronological order. There were many more artifacts to be seen at the museum from each period and nationality. These are simply the highlights, especially with reference to the historical narratives of the Bible. The dates below are the dates of the artifacts themselves, not the beginning and ending dates of the nations mentioned