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Oriental Institute Museum

155 E 58th St, Chicago, IL 60637-1540
+1 773-702-9514
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A fine museum

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
franadler
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New York City, New York
Dead Sea Scroll

The highlight of this museum is a small fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls (though it really is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Micaela M
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Annapolis, Maryland
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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, some of the earliest examples of writing, and objects of daily life. Check the website for special exhibits, lectures, adult and family activities.
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155 E 58th St, Chicago, IL 60637-1540
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed May 15, 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,

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Reviewed May 4, 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

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

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

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Reviewed April 9, 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

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Reviewed April 2, 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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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Cool to see how archaeology proves Bible’s accuracy. Some exhibits are actually the originals, not just replicas.

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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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