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“I keep wanting to go back.”

Michael C. Carlos Museum
Ranked #35 of 291 things to do in Atlanta
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Owner description: 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.
Marietta, GA, USA
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“I keep wanting to go back.”
Reviewed January 21, 2012

Egyptian mummies, Roman swords, History and Art together.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Intimate.”
Reviewed January 13, 2012

Set in the Emory University campus, this small intimate museum is well run and has a permanent Egyptian exhibit, it is a great area to visit, in a beautiful campus.

Visited January 2012
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Atlanta, GA
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“Good Deal”
Reviewed January 13, 2012

I work at Emory, so I get to go thru the museum for free... and I think it is a classy museum.. Honestly, wouldn't have thought it would be as nice since its connected to a school/university, but it's one of the better museums in the city

Visited September 2011
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Amazing museum for a college campus”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

Our son attended Emory university, and on a recent trip to Atlanta, we decided to visit the Carlos Museum. We were surprised at what a wonderful museum it was for a college campus. The Egyptian exhibit was amazing and worth the admission price for that alone. The exhibits are well displayed and very informative. This is a gem.

Visited May 2011
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“A gem of a museum hidden away on a college campus”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

The collection strengths of the Carlos Museum include Greek and Roman, Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern, and Ancient America. The collections are displayed well for easy viewing. Informational signage about the collections is quite good. The Carlos has a long history of working closely with the Supreme Council of Antiquities of the Arab Republic of Egypt. In fact, the museum might be best known for identifying an anonymous mummy as being that of Ramesses I and then returning the body to Egypt in 2003. The museum still houses other mummies in its collections.

In the early 1990s, the museum expanded and the addition was designed by famed architect Michael Graves.

There is an excellent little bookstore/giftshop at the museum. I sometimes just go shopping at the bookstore. Also, there is a small restaurant on the top floor.

The flow through the museum is not obvious. Even with a map in hand, I have difficulty finding my way around.

The Carlos Museum is located in the heart of the Emory University campus. It's a beautiful campus, but, like many college campuses, parking can be extremely difficult, especially in the middle of the day. I recommend visiting the museum on the weekends or during times when the university is not in session.

Visited December 2011
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