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“Interesting small and good museum”

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Ranked #15 of 84 things to do in Ann Arbor
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Owner description: The Kelsey Museum houses a collection of nearly 100,000 objects from the civilizations of the Mediterranean.
Tel Aviv, Israel
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221 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
“Interesting small and good museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

Finds from the university excavations in the Levant (Egypt, Israel, etc) mainly from the 1st half of the 20 century. Nice exhibition, not too big (nor too small). My family enjoyed it, and I - as proffesional archaeologist - even more. Do not forget to try the drawers below the vitrines: sometimes there are further great finds, that are not indicated from outside....

Visited March 2011
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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“A hidden gem.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

An amazing amount of material in a small place. The new addition really improves it. Not so overwhelming as a large museum

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clarkston. mi
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“coool”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2011

from the artifacts to the mummies just a really cool place to check out.

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Chesterfield, MO
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“Excellent Archeology Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2011

Another gem at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus, you walk through an older Richardsonian granite building to a modern addition (Upjohn Exhibit Wing) in the back with an incredible array of ancient artifacts. Lit by a wall of windows, the first floor showcases many of the smaller pieces, with excellent explanations not just of what the objects are, but how they were used and where they were found. Up a long staircase, the windowless second level has larger installations including an ancient roman room. Photography is allowed and the museum is free. You can do a quick walk through in 30 minutes, but if you want to really read all the information and understand all the objects you should plan on 2 hours.

Visited June 2011
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