A small display is open to the public on Saturdays, 3-5 pm, during the school year.
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Drawers contain cuneiform tablets and texts, Egyptian shabtis, ancient and Islamic glass, Hellenistic lamps and Roman stamped bricks. The museum’s Ancient Egypt and Nubia collectionfeatures two monumental 3,000-pound statues of the goddess Sekhmet, sarcophagi, an intact mummy, as well as statuary, reliefs, stelae, funerary objects, jewelry and objects from daily life.
Separate collections include objects from the Ancient Near East and Ancient Greece. This museum features a life-size reconstruction of an Israelite four-room house as well as exhibits from Nuzi, Egypt, and Cyprus. More than 83,000 works of art from Egypt, Nubia, the Near East, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, and Anatolia are on display in the Art of the Ancient World collection. The museum has a small but distinguished selection of objects that range from large-scale Greek marble reliefs and black- and red-figure vases of the Classical (Rycroft Painter) amphora, an unusual Cypriot sculpture (Head of Aphrodite) as well as a variety of ancient glass found in the Troad, hundreds of Greek and Roman coins (nearly 100 from the Antioch mint) and rare Roman imperial portraits (Caligula).
The collection is also known for its important finds from Yale University’s excavations at Dura-Europos and at Gerasa. Founded by James Fleming and formerly known as the Explorations in Antiquity Center, this teaching museum specializes in daily life in Bible times.
Numerous reconstructions provide the visitor with an authentic experience of the ancient world. The Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art collection includes what may be the mummy of pharaoh Ramesses I.
The core of the collection is from the excavations of Tell en-Nasbeh (biblical Mizpah) by William F. The Eastern Mediterranean in Antiquity includes artifacts from several sites in Israel, including material from Hebron now on loan from USC.
(3) The Greek, Roman, and Etruscan Art collection includes ancient Greek and South Italian vases of the early “black-figure” style and the later “red-figure” technique, and Roman sculptures believed to be copies of the lost or destroyed Greek originals, including the Hope Hygieia and the Bateman Mercury.
Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Archaeology, Los Angeles, CA.
Yale Babylonian Collection, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
With more than 45,000 artifacts, the museum houses the largest collection of documents, seals, and other artifacts from ancient Mesopotamia in the United States.