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May 23, 2017
New Publication: Ex Oriente Lux at Veritas: Yale, Salisbury, and Early Orientalism

The Yale Babylonian Collection inaugurates a new series of Occasional Papers, with the publication of Ex Oriente Lux et Veritas: Yale, Salisbury, and Early Orientalism, edited by Karen Polinger Foster. The book presents papers delivered at a symposium celebrating the 175th anniversary of Yale’s 1841 appointment of Edward Elbridge Salisbury as America’s first professor of Arabic and Sanskrit.


May 12, 2017
Yale Babylonian Collection Now Part of the Peabody Museum of Natural History

The Yale Babylonian Collection will undergo a series of changes intended to enhance its use and conservation and to expand access to one of the world’s leading assemblages of cuneiform tablets and other ancient Near Eastern artifacts.

 Memo from the Office of the Provost

YaleNews Press Release


A bookplate “In Memory of William W. Hallo, gift of Jacqueline and Ralph Hallo,” was designed by Karen Polinger Foster, based on original works of Sumerian art, including an Inanna rosette, and using a mid-century German font, the whole intended in fitting tribute to WWH’s interests and the benefaction of his children (May 2017)

Cooking in Cuneiform with Collection Recipes (March 2017)

Yale Babylonian Collection Receives Gift of Tablets and Seals (Yale News, December 2016)

Palmyra, Digital Archaeology, and the Yale Babylonian Collection (October 2016)

The World’s Oldest Writing (Archaeology, May/June 2016)

Yale Babylonian Collection Receives Trove of Ancient Art (WNPR broadcast, 21 April 2016)

Yale Babylonian Collection Receives Gift of Rare Ancient Art (Yale News, April 2016)

A 3,800-year Journey from Classroom to Classroom (Yale News, April 2016)

Tablet Replica at the World Economic Forum, Davos, January 2016

Yale Cuneiform Commentaries Project (Yale News, April 2015)

Technische Universität Berlin Visit, March 2015

Yale and the Cyrus Cylinder (Yale Alumni Magazine, Sept/Oct 2014)