Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute information

Chicago , USA
1155 E 58th St
Getting there
Metro: Metra to 55th-56th-57th
Bus: 6
More information
suggested donation $10
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue & Thu-Sun, to 8pm Wed
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The University of Chicago's famed archaeologists – Indiana Jones supposedly was based on one – cram their headquarters with antiquities they've unearthed from Egypt, Nubia, Persia and Mesopotamia. King Tut is the star, standing 17ft tall, weighing six tons and lording over more mummies, clay tablets and canopic jars than you can shake a papyrus scroll at.

There's no pressure for the suggested donation, so if you don't have it, don't fret.