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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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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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A gem on the beautiful Emory campus

If you love ancient Central American and Egyptian history and artifacts, this small, exceptional museum is worth the time. We've been to Egypt and the Egyptian museum in Cairo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2012
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York, PA
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York, PA
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105 reviews 105 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

If you love ancient Central American and Egyptian history and artifacts, this small, exceptional museum is worth the time. We've been to Egypt and the Egyptian museum in Cairo, and to the British Museum in London. This collection and the way it is exhibited, is so very well done. And, just seeing the Emory University campus is worth the short... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

If you are interested in ancient history, this is a lovely museum. The mummys, ancient sculptures, ceramics etc are well displayed with excellent notations. There is a pleasant cafe. It is just big enough to be interesting without being overwhelming, and never so crowded that you have trouble getting to the displays.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The Carlos Museum is located on the grounds of Emory University. It's not the easiest location to find but it's well worth the visit. I went to see the temporary Mandala exhibit - which is excellent - and then took a quick walk through the rest of the museum. I didn't expect the collections to be so vast or complete.... More 

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Georgia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

Hidden on the campus of Emory University, the Carlos Museum appears to be well-kept secret. Typically quiet and rarely crowded, it is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon. Though not as expansive as some other Atlanta-area museums, its collection is quite impressive. It focuses largely on both the ancient Americas and Egypt. The Carlos Museum is well worth a... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

This place is a hidden gem in Atlanta. All I can say is go here. You won't be disappointed

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Atlanta, GA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

I am amazed at how few Atlantans even know about this place. It is an EXCELLENT museum. Even the kids liked it.

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

We cannot recommend highly enough this treasure box of a museum. The Egyptian antiquaries were especially amazing. The spaces are designed on such an intimate scale that you are in close proximity to all. What a lovely place on a lovely campus!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

If you only have time for one Museum visit in Atlanta, this should be the one. The Carlos has a small but superb collection of art and artifacts from ancient Egypt to the Middle Eastern cultures, i.e., Sumerian, Bablyonian. Good cafe and great museum shop. It is on a college campus and if you like pizza, you must check out... More 

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

The muesum is a must see. The tickets cost $8.00 each and was worth that for sure. It's nice to be able to see some of the pottery, mummies (were awesome), and for a reasonable price. I believe that younger kids would get bored quickly, and since most of the displays are fragile it would be nerve racking for parents... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

I would recommend this museum if you are in the area and have a couple of hours to spare. The Roman and Egyptian exhibits are impressive-not too mention the mummies which actually drew our teenager in in the first place. Also, visit the little book store on the way out, we found some interesting and impressive things in there.

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