The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago has a distinguished history dating to 1919. The expeditions to Mesopotamia, Egypt, and civilizations of the Fertile Crescent. Exhibits range from 40-ton sculptures from the Court of Sargon II and a colossal King Tut to delicate jewelry and sculptures. This is one of the finest museums of its type in the world. Situated in the classical campus of the University of Chicago and just a few minutes west of the Museum of Science and Industry, it is well worth a visit from anyone interested in history and who are not accompanied by small children.
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