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Oriental Institute Museum, Chicago

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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. Our Chicago trip builder website makes visiting Oriental Institute Museum and other Chicago attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • If you have any interest in history and archaeology, you should include this museum on your itinerary. The Assyrian collection is incredible. The hours are limited, but it's worth the effort to... 
    If you have any interest in history and archaeology, you should include this museum on your itinerary. The Assyrian collection is incredible. The hours are limited, but it's worth the effort to...  more »
  • My husband really wanted to go to this museum while in Chicago so I went along to support. I had no idea how much I would actually enjoy this place! The level of detail put into displaying and... 
    My husband really wanted to go to this museum while in Chicago so I went along to support. I had no idea how much I would actually enjoy this place! The level of detail put into displaying and...  more »
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  • An absolutely incredible destination for anyone interested in ancient history. The museum's collection is diverse and includes some astonishing items, and it is surprisingly uncrowded.
  • Amazing museum! A true gem of the U Chicago campus, and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

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