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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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little known, but oh my...

The self-tour guide is solid. The Egyptian collection is what the Carlos is known for and is excellent. Worth an hour or two

Reviewed 4 November 2014
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 November 2014

The self-tour guide is solid. The Egyptian collection is what the Carlos is known for and is excellent. Worth an hour or two

1 Thank stevenations
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 17 October 2014

The museum has art and items from Rome, Greece, Africa, and the Americas, and we went specifically for the Egypt exhibit. That exhibit was very good, with a nice collection of mummies and artifacts. I was also impressed by an exhibit from Emory's own collection called "GOD SPOKE THE EARTH: STORIES OF GENESIS IN PRINTS AND DRAWINGS." Adult admission is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 30 September 2014

Usually museums can get a little boring, but not the Carlos museum. I love going to visit on a rainy afternoon.

1 Thank MichelleB5
Augusta, Georgia
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Reviewed 30 September 2014

I am not a huge art fan, but this is a well known museum on Emory's campus. Had no idea how well known it was until I learned more people knew about the museum than the world-famous college on whose campus it sits. It's a decent sized museum. Parking can be a little expensive. It's been a while since I've... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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Reviewed 26 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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Reviewed 18 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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Reviewed 18 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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Reviewed 6 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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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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