Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor

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The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is a museum of archaeology located on the University of Michigan central campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the United States. The museum is a unit of the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. It has a collection of more than 100,000 ancient and medieval artifacts from the civilizations of the Mediterranean and the Near East. In addition to displaying its permanent and special exhibitions, the museum sponsors research and fieldwork and conducts educational programs for the public and for schoolchildren. The museum also houses the University of Michigan Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology.
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  • This place was really nice. I loved the building itself. It looks really old and the architecture is fantastic. Very enjoyable.  more »
  • Ann Arbor was a long time ago for me. I remember the wonderful collection of the Kelsey being displayed in an old museum way in an old museum building. Times have changed: the glorious old building...  more »
  • Free admission! Please make a donation. History up close and personal! A small museum with some amazing artifacts from ancient Greece and Rome, with some terrific late Egyptian artifacts. You have to see the sarcophagus to believe it. History is a lot more colorful and vibrant than you imagine.
  • Amazing museum, so much history and child friendly. I never thought there would see so much Roman history in one American building but this is just fascinating. In fact, they have a to scale 5/6 version of the room of the mystery’s and the room is so huge. The re-making process of the room is just as fascinating as the history of color through Rome.

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