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Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

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Address: University of Michigan, 434 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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The Kelsey Museum houses a collection of nearly 100,000 objects from the...

The Kelsey Museum houses a collection of nearly 100,000 objects from the civilizations of the Mediterranean.

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A Delightful Way To Develop Your Knowledge of the Ancient World

A week and a half ago,I was fortunate enough to visit this excellent archaeological museum on the campus of the bustling University of Michigan.I saw its copious collection of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Coconut Creek, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A week and a half ago,I was fortunate enough to visit this excellent archaeological museum on the campus of the bustling University of Michigan.I saw its copious collection of ancient artifacts dating back from the Neolithic Period to Roman times in present day Iraq,Syria,Iran,Egypt,Greece,and Italy.This archaeological museum emphasized its archaeological finds in Fayum(present day Egypt),Seleucia(present day Iraq),and Karanis(present day Egypt).There... More 

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Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This modest size museum has expanded with a new building since our last visit. The modern building is very nice with excellent space and well set up exhibits with very good explanations. You get a good feeling for the type of expeditions the U. of Michigan Archaeology faculty undertook in the past. You can walk through in an hour or... More 

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Miami, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

If you have interest in ancient history, this museum is fantastic - if you don't, then this museum will change that! Egyptian and Roman artifacts and items are particularly impressive but there is a lot more to see. Well worth a stop!

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Thank Tony053
Pennsylvania, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is a very small museum, but the artifacts are interesting and impressive. Glad I stopped in. The exterior of the building is quite interesting as well.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This museum on the campus of University of Michigan has a surprising assortment of artifacts from Egypt ( including a couple mummies)) Rome, Greece and other ancient civilizations. It is FREE too. If you like archeology, and have an hour or two, be sure to stop in!

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Thank zilphap
michigan
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Small but interesting and free. Tucked away right in the center of UM campus. Fun for a short visit.

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Manchester, Michigan
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Went with a friend to a lecture. It was very well presented. The prof was not arrogant nor made those of us lacking a deep knowledge of archeology welcome and did a very interesting presentation! So nice this museum is close and open to public.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I only got to spend about 30 minutes in the museum because I didn't realize that it closed at 4pm. I probably could have spent another hour in the place. The museum is small but has lots of neat artifacts. I am amazed when I see the skill and craftsmanship of people that lived hundreds/thousands of years ago.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

A great place to wander. The exhibits are nicely described and displayed. If you have an interest in ancient art this is the place for you in Ann Arbor. It isn't too large and the fairly new renovated spaces are conducive to wandering.

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

I LOVE this museum. I graduated from the University of Illinois and worked at their campus museum. . . compared to this one. . . that one was a play house. A large majority of everything in the Kelsey was excavated throughout their history as a museum starting in the 1920s. They have ongoing expeditions throughout the ancient roman empire... More 

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