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Oriental Institute Museum, Chicago
(4.8/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
Oriental Institute Museum presents its collection of artifacts from the ancient Middle East to the public on the University of Chicago's campus. Many of the artifacts on display continue to be studied by anthropologists at the university, so don't be surprised if you see a scientist scrutinizing an exhibit beside you. University archeologists unearthed some of the finds displayed here. Exhibits range from mammoth chunks of buildings to artwork and textiles. All donated admission money goes toward research and museum upkeep. Put Oriental Institute Museum and other Chicago attractions into our Chicago trip generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Display configuration or design is feeling like some old University Museum is the latest expression, but having the actual permanent view at Mirador exhibited items, the Republic of Korea have a hard to see.
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  • Oriental Institute Museum is located in the southeastern part of the campus. Walking around campus, be sure to visit this Museum, so much so that the entry here is absolutely free. The pride of the Museum-a unique reconstruction of Assyrian Palace 721-705 years b.c. striking exhibit is a 5-meter high statue of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
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  • Location from the city center, next to the University of Chicago's South side. It is very interesting that a lot of rare and valuable items, such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, Assyria, and Persia.
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  • It is an overall nice museum but the tour could've been better. We were greeted at the door by a nice hospitable man at the front desk and proceded into the theatre for a short movie. Upon leaving the theatre we met our tour guide. The tour guide is the reason for the low rating i have given. He smelt as if he had smoked a pack of cigarettes before the tour, was poorly dressed, and seemed as if he didnt want to be there in the first place. I would return to the museum again for a self guided tour before i take another guided tour.
  • An excellent little museum...I avoid Chicago like the plague, but if you're going to spend some time there anyway, make SURE you hit this place up if you have any interest in ancient history. Awesome spot!
  • Wonderful museum of all thing ancient Near East! Could spend a few days in this place, easy
  • This place is amazing.............just fabulous. I could live in this building and me at home........what a wonderful place to visit and learn about.
  • My favorite museum in Chicago. Offers many unique historical artifacts ranging from ancient Egypt to late 20th century Islamic dynasty's. They offer tour guides as well.