Carlos Museum at Emory University

Carlos Museum at Emory University

Did you know there is a great antiquities museum at Emory University in Atlanta?  It is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. We have been several times and we hope to go several more times!

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You start out with Greek and Roman art and then head up a ramp to the Egyptian mummy collection.

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You can imagine someone working meticulously on this sarcophagus.  The detail is amazing.

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This guy is authentic and a little too casual for me.

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I love the jewelry and household items.  I could have taken hundreds of pictures.

 

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There was also Mayan art.  Wouldn’t you love to have a Crab bowl? with mutated feet handles? and a mouth with teeth?

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These were teeny tiny beads.  I would have given up long before the details of this mask were finished.  A little too intricate for my craft skills!

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We had a great time.  Now, I want to find some historical fiction to read.  I’ve got the visuals to go with the story!

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2 Responses to Carlos Museum at Emory University

  1. DOROTHY March 7, 2014 at 10:03 pm #

    HI, JULIE–LOOKS INTERESTING! WERE YOU ALLOWED TO TAKE PICTURES???? MOST MUSEUMS DON’T ALLOW IT???

    • Julie March 8, 2014 at 7:28 am #

      They let you take photos as long as you don’t use flash. This is the only museum I have been to where you can see mummies up close and personal!

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