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Podcast: “The Ancient Near East in the Time of Tutankhamun”

The Oriental Institute offers an audio podcast for use while touring the Wonderful Things! The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun; The Harry Burton Photographs exhibit, which is on display through Oct. 8, 2006.

The audio files can be downloaded as a podcast to an MP3 player. If you are familiar with downloading files to your MP3 player, you can access the files here. If not, please follow these steps to download the files using iTunes.

iTunes is a free application offered by Apple; it can be used in either a Mac or Windows operating system. To download the application, visit Apple's website. Once you have installed the software, follow the instructions below.

  1. Open iTunes and click into the Podcast view by highlighting "Podcasts" under the "Source" navigation bar on the left-hand side.
  2. From the "Advanced" pulldown menu, select "Subscribe to Podcast..."
  3. Paste the following URL into the resulting dialog box and click OK:
  4. Expand the view of the "Oriental Institute King Tutankhamun Exhibit Walking Tour" files by clicking the arrow to the left of its title.
  5. iTunes will automatically download the introductory "episode" (.mp3 file) of the walking tour; to download the other .mp3 files, click the "GET" button alongside each episode name.
  6. Once all 11 files are downloaded, you can then transfer them to your MP3 player; consult your own player's documentation for more information on this process.

The files are meant to be listened to in order. "OI Walking Tour: An Introduction" is the initial file. After that, the audio directions will guide you through the exhibit. Use the number in each file title to determine which to listen to next: Cartouche No. 1, Cartouche No. 2, Cartouche No. 3, etc.

The Oriental Institute Museum is located on the campus of The University of Chicago at 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago. Museum hours are: Tuesday through Saturday, l0:00 am-6:00 pm, Wednesday until 8:30 pm, Sunday noon to 6:00 pm, closed on Monday. Suggested donation for admission to the museum is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Telephone for program information: (773) 702-9514, or
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