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Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute Review

This gem began with artifacts collected by University of Chicago archaeologists in the 1930s (one is rumored to have been the model for Indiana Jones) and has expanded into an interesting, informative museum with a jaw-dropping collection from the ancient Near East, including the largest U.S. collection of Iraqi antiquities. There are amulets, mummies, limestone reliefs, gold jewelry, ivories, pottery, and bronzes from the 4th millennium BC through the 13th century AD. A 17-foot-tall statue of King Tut was excavated from the ruins of a temple in western Thebes in 1930.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1155 E. 58th St., Hyde Park, Chicago, IL 60637 | Map It
  • Phone: 773/702–9514
  • Cost: Suggested donation $7
  • Hours: Tues. and Thurs.–Sat. 10–6, Wed. 10–8:30, Sun. noon–6
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  • Location: Hyde Park
Updated: 06-11-2013

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