University of Chicago archaeologists have stuffed their museum with exotic Near East artifacts. Ancient societies from Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, and Anatolia get their due. Highlights include a 17-foot, 6-ton statue of King Tut and a replica stone carved with Hammurabi’s famous code of laws (‘eye for an eye’). Oodles of mummies, clay tablets, canopic jars and papyrus scrolls fill the remaining galleries.
The institute has a $10 suggested donation for admission, but there’s no pressure to pay or nasty looks if you don’t.
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