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Oriental Institute

  • 1155 E. 58th St. Map It
  • Hyde Park

Published 08/31/2015

Fodor's Review

This gem began with artifacts collected by University of Chicago archaeologists in the 1920s (one is rumored to have been the model for Indiana Jones) and has expanded into an interesting, informative museum with a jaw-dropping array of artifacts from the ancient Near East. In addition to the largest U.S. collection of Iraqi antiquities, you'll see 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.

Sight Information


1155 E. 58th St., Chicago, Illinois, 60637, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Suggested donation $10
  • Tues. and Thurs.–Sun. 10–5, Wed. 10–8

Published 08/31/2015


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