In their project, Dig Into History, the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago gives students the opportunity to learn how archeologists work while taking a closer look at the rich history of Mesopotamia. Students begin by participating in a virtual dig in Iraq where they travel to find priceless artifacts. Once they are assembled, students will curate a museum where they have the chance to analyze and write about the artifacts as they learn more about everyday life in Mesopotamia.

These activities require you to have a flash plug-in, like the free one offered by adobe, downloaded onto your browser.

Resource Contributed by: Megan Daniel Neal, University of California, Irvine