The University of Chicago Oriental Institute is one of the premier research institutions in the study of the Ancient Near East. It provides an enourmous amount of scholarship online. Explore the site yourself. I have linked to the Research Projects section and highlighted, below, two areas of research.
Images from the Institute's webpages - no attribution given.
Here you will find field reports, articles, annual reports and great images on the ongoing archaeological projects of the Oriental Institute.
Archaeology Projects Mesopotamia (Iraq, Syria) Projects
Middle Eastern Landscape; NASA