The OI announces the online publication of News & Notes #247 (Fall 2020), now available for download from the OI website. In this issue, OI professor Theo van den Hout examines Hittite Plague Prayers, and we explore the OI's continuing work in the Arabian Peninsula. Features include:

"Traversing the Arabian Peninsula," by Donald Whitcomb
"Hittite Plague Prayers," by Theo van den Hout
"Return to Shamshir Ghar," by Alejandro Gallego
"Oriental Institute Pioneers of Archaeology in Iran," a continued series, by Abbas Alizadeh

Other features include: New Professorship Announced, Programs & Events, Volunteer Spotlight, and Book Specials.