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Nice place to spend a few hours

This is a fine little museum, with things from different areas of the middle east, including a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Westland, Michigan
A fine museum

Very informative and educational. Good audio equipment.Courteous staff, accommodating personnel... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Museum of the history, archaeology, languages, art and cultures of the ancient Near East. The galleries display objects from ancient Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, Palestine, and Israel, including mummies, monumental sculpture...more
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a fine little museum, with things from different areas of the middle east, including a great Egyptian area. In a great Art Deco building. The entrance fee is a suggestion, so easily could take a family here. Not huge, and the campus surrounding...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very informative and educational. Good audio equipment.Courteous staff, accommodating personnel. Easy to access entire museum in a limited period of time.

Thank franadler
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

The highlight of this museum is a small fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls (though it really is small, about the size of the palm of your hand). Otherwise there is an extensive collection from Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia, and related cultures. Probably more for...More

Thank Micaela M
Reviewed 3 June 2018

A fantastic collection of Near Eastern art and artifacts. I was particularly impressed by the enormous winged bull bas relief.

Thank joel672018
Reviewed 22 May 2018

It is important to look back and see how advanced the civilizations were 3500 years ago. It is a small museum but still requires several visits to take it all in.

Thank sclafanisusan
Reviewed 15 May 2018

The University of Chicago has assembled artifacts from their exploration of ancient lands. The museum is free but a $10 donation is suggested and the visit is well worth this - and more,

Thank yoohoo614
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

I came across this place accidentally. It is a must see place. It is FREE, if you are traveling on a budget. It has artifacts from the Middle East. Persia. Egypt and ancient civilizations from the Far East. Some similar pieces you can only find...More

Thank HannahSna
Reviewed 26 April 2018

This museum houses incredible treasures from the middle east. All very accessible. Easy to stroll around and you can see the incredible UCchicago.

Thank AVagabondMan
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is the place to rediscover many of the amazing civilizations of the Middle East, their cultures, art, and ceremonies. The Assyrian Bull is worth the trip alone - HUGE! And don['t forget the Sun gift shop[ - some of the best deals in the...More

Thank GlenClarkST
Reviewed 3 April 2018

A good friend of mine and I had been looking for something new in the Chicago land area. We love museums and I had heard about the Oriental Institute in Hyde Park on the cities south-side. If you didn't know what you were looking for...More

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Hyde Park
If you want to get a feel for quintessential South
Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park,
one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This
historic area is home to two of the city’s most
prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science
and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll
here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels
converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful
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