With Lamb, Coriander, and Leeks: Decoded Babylonian Recipes (Good News Network - February 11, 2021) 

Yale Peabody Museum offers student summer internship (Yale Peabody Museum - January 21, 2021)

The Bible’s Ancient Near Eastern Context: Interview with Eckart Frahm (Digital Hammurabi - October 10, 2020)

UP CLOSE: A curatorial revolution (Yale Daily News - September 15, 2020)

Cook Like an Ancient Mesopotamian With the World’s Oldest Recipes (Camera Obscura - June 17, 2020)

Babylonian Collection hosts symposium about women (Yale Daily News - March 05, 2020)

Ancient Babylon Comes to Life at the Yale Peabody Museum (Connecticut Magazine - November 20, 2019)

Eat Like The Ancient Babylonians: Researchers Cook Up Nearly 4,000-Year-Old Recipes (NPR - November 16, 2019) 

The world’s oldest known recipes decoded (BBC - November 4, 2019)

The Ancient Mesopotamian Tablet as Cookbook (Lapham’s Quarterly - June 11, 2019

How much have we changed since ancient Mesopotamia? An exhibit at the Peabody puts it in perspective (Hartford Courant) - April 12, 2019

‘Material glory’ of Yale Babylonian Collection comes alive in new exhibit (Yale News) - April 2, 2019

Books in Brief: Forthcoming publication featured in Yale News - January 25, 2019

June 14, 2018

What did the ancient Babylonians eat? A Yale-Harvard team tested their recipes (Yale News, June 2018)

September 25, 2017

Students ‘visit’ a lost archaeological treasure via virtual reality (Yale News, September 2017)

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)