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Michael C. Carlos Museum

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Address: 571 South Kilgo Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone Number: +1 404-727-4282
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The Carlos Museum is one of the Southeast's premier ancient art museums...
The Carlos Museum is one of the Southeast's premier ancient art museums with major collections of art objects from ancient Egypt, Nubia, Near East, Greece, Rome, ancient Americas, Africa, and Asia, as well as a collection of works on paper from the Renaissance to the present.
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Nice little museum at Emory University

I loved the collections of ancient artifacts. Nice collection of mummies. There wasn't anything I didn't like.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I loved the collections of ancient artifacts. Nice collection of mummies. There wasn't anything I didn't like.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If you are interested in ancient Egyptian mummies, this is the museum to visit. Tucked on the Emory University campus, this isn't the easiest place to find either. I have not been to the Michael C. Carlos Museum in a few years. A new feature that is most helpful are the audio tours available to rent. The tours are on... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Came at the very end of the day but we were quite impressed with what we saw. Would definitely return for a full length visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The collection of artifacts at this museum blew me away. What an impressive collection of Roman, Greek, Mayan and Egyptian artifacts! And more ... If you get the chance to go, take it! You can get through it in about three hours.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Hidden on the campus of Emory University, this museum is a real treasure house of art from primarily Egypt and Central/South America. Exhibits are beautifully presented and you wander the galleries at your own pace. Everything is given explanation. The building itself is wonderful. One problem for some is that parking is a small distance from the gallery, but the... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you like Historical Artifacts - Mayan, Egyptian, Aztek, Indian, African - this small museum has this. Well done. The efforts of this museum attracted the King-Tut exhibit a few years ago to start in Atlanta as they recognized that a mummy they acquired had the indications of royal burial - and the mummy was returned to Egypt - and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I found it very informative and extremely useful for students. You need to plan for more than 2 hours, because it seems small and is so much to see!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great little museum on the Emory campus in Atlanta. An exceptional collection of Egyptian antiquities .

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

After taking a tour of Emory University, we decided to check out the museum. It is very pleasant and has some really nice pieces. It is a very relaxing place to wonder around and look at Greek, Asian, Egyptian, and the Americas art. The museum is not super big so it isn't overwhelming. I really enjoyed being there.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This marvelous exhibit, organized by the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, will only be in Atlanta until June 21, 2015. It features art from all over the African continent that relates to the movement of the sun, moon, and other celestial bodies. As you walk in, you see 4 foot tall Dogon tribal masks worn in dances that tell... More 

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