Oriental Institute Museum

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7 expert recommendations



This gem... has expanded into an interesting, informative museum with a jaw-dropping collection from the ancient Near East. Full review →


Frommer's 35

Near the midpoint of University of Chicago's campus, the Oriental Institute houses one of the world's major collections of Near Eastern art. Full review →


Lonely Planet

The University of Chicago's famed archaeologists... cram their headquarters with antiquities they've unearthed from Egypt, Nubia, Persia and Mesopotamia. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

While the institute is dedicated to the study of languages, history and cultures of the ancient Near East, its museum contains one of the world's choicest collections of Near Eastern art. Full review →


Time Out

This University of Chicago–run archaeological treasure trove is on par with Indiana Jones’s fantastical findings. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Part of the University of Chicago, the Oriental Institute is both a research organization and a museum dedicated to the ancient Near East. Full review →



This museum features relics from the Near East: Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia and the ancient site of Megiddo Full review →

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