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“Best black and white architectural prints I've ever seen!”

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.
Newington, Ct
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88 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best black and white architectural prints I've ever seen!”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

There is a special exhibit on the top floor showing what Rome and nearby areas looked like in the 1500's. the detail is not to be believed! it's like a 3 D still movie except the artist lived in the past[1500s]. On the first floor, you will find many Egyptian artifacts including mummys; I sure wouldn't want want to be alone in that room at night! Well worth seeing this museum as well as Emory campus where it is located.

Visited October 2013
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“A real gem inside Emory University”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

This museum is small from the outside but is a real gem located inside the campus of Emory University. The displays are excellent and very educational. Although not as famous as other attractions in Atlanta, it is well worth a stop especially is you are on or near the Emory campus.

Visited August 2013
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Mummies!”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Great private museum on the campus of Emory University. If you are interested in mummies, this is the museum worth checking out.

Visited September 2012
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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great, lesser known museum”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

I've lived here for several years and was surprised I never heard about this place before. My daughter and I found the mummies very cool and they, surprisingly, had quite a collection. We also liked the etchings of ancient Egypt on the floor. This museum is much smaller than any I've been to before and the corridors through it wind back into each other in places. I think because of the size, in part, you are forced to pay more attention to each, individual exhibit and the experience feels much more personal than being in a cavernous room with so many people.

Visited July 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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“worth a visit”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

For a small museum, there is a high quality collection of Egyptian and Greco-Roman pieces. I also appreciated how the works were displayed - by theme such as theater or animal related. It was just more interesting than a time progression.

Visited July 2013
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