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“Excellent small museum and it is free!”

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Ranked #16 of 89 things to do in Ann Arbor
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Owner description: The Kelsey Museum houses a collection of nearly 100,000 objects from the civilizations of the Mediterranean.
Reviewed February 7, 2014

Of particular interest to my wife and me was the archaeology of the Greek-Roman rural town of Karanis in Egypt. The museum exhibits a wide range of articles of everyday life whereas most museums show only artifacts from the tombs of Egyptian and Hellenistic royalty and nobles. The displays are well organized and the informational labels very instructive. And to top all that, the museum fits all budgets - - admission is free!

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

This delightful museum on the campus of U of M has an extensive collection of Egyptian, Greek and Roman artifacts. This beautiful example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture has a large exhibit wing, completed in 2009, that is home to a watercolor rendition of the "Villa of the Mysteries" on the second floor, as well as many other artworks and artifacts from the ancient world.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

If you have time, check out this small museum on the University of Michigan campus. I saw a wonderful photography exhibition contrasting the ruins of Petra Jordan to the decay of downtown Detroit.

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

A pleasant experience, the museum is not large, but features many artifacts and artworks from the ancient and medieval world in the Mediterranean and Near East.The collection includes colorfully-painted ancient Egyptian mummy, Greeks (pottery), ancient Roman sculpture, Etruscans, Persia,...

2  Thank Keiko M
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

As a B&B we hosted a digital photography company, intent to digitize the world's varied and exotic copies of both canonized and aprocryphal books of the Bible. Kelsey has quite a famous and extensive collection.

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