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Michael C. Carlos Museum

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Address: 571 S Kilgo Cir NE, Atlanta, GA 30322-1120
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The Carlos Museum is one of the Southeast's premier ancient art museums...

The Carlos Museum is one of the Southeast's premier ancient art museums with major collections of art objects from ancient Egypt, Nubia, Near East, Greece, Rome, ancient Americas, Africa, and Asia, as well as a collection of works on paper from the Renaissance to the present.

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Gem of a Museum

This museum has a fantastic collection of Greek Egyptian and South American artifacts that are pristine and beautifully restored. Also, their collection of Egyptian mummies is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2014
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

This museum has a fantastic collection of Greek Egyptian and South American artifacts that are pristine and beautifully restored. Also, their collection of Egyptian mummies is out of this world! Plus, it's so well laid out. If you're a bookworm, I would also recommend a visit to the gift shop. Lots of interesting and unusual titles, with all kinds of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

Mummies, ancient artifacts and art. No a place for young kids, they might get bored and you would feel rushed to get through it without reading the info and details of the exhibits. Great price for entrance.

Thank DMcQ4
Seffner, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

I chose this visit based on a Groupon coupon, but wow am I glad I did!! The collections and exhibits of ancient Roman, Greek and Egyptian antiquities is amazing! We were there 2 hours and did not see even half of what this place has to offer. Would have stayed much longer, but we had another tour scheduled. The staff... More 

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Cartersville, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

You wouldn't expect such a nice collection of ancient Egyptian art, mummies, and various ephemera, but here it is.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

This is a small but perfectly formed museum, put together with care and intellectual efficiency. It's range of exhibits is small but wide ranging within the subjects covered. The ambiance and architecture are perfect, the atmosphere on the Emory campus is traditional and enjoyable to walk into. The facet I like most is the way they light the exhibits, beautifully!... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Architectural layout designs of classical Mediterranean civilizations. Fine African art and craft products. Quality book and gift shop on private (Emory) university campus. Trained country club docents.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

The collection at the Carlos Museum, focusing primarily on Egyptian, Greek, and Early American civilization artifacts, is impressive of its own accord, however the manner in which it's presented is absolutely superb. There are details and stories that immerse the visitor into the era, referencing historical events and cultural implications that effected the art and vice-versa. It's ABSOLUTELY worth a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

This small museum is a off the beaten path, having no street frontage on the Emory campus. It's well worth a visit. The Egyptian collection is a fine as I have ever seen, in a beautiful setting.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

In the South there is no other place to view relics and Antiquities from the Ancients than this excellent source. Hammurabi's Stele (exact replica taken from original from 100 years ago, when those kinds of copies were permitted), real Egyptian mummies, and Roman mosaics name a few. A rare audio guide, detailing how many of the artifacts are mentioned in... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

This museum could be one of my favorite museums in the entire world. Although small, the collections, from cultures like ancient Iran and ancient Costa Rica, astounded me. Almost every major ancient culture is represented in that museum, which does make it comparable to the Met in NYC. My multiple visits that I did while in Atlanta were each spectacular.... More 

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