The Michael C. Carlos Museum is the Southeast United States' largest collection of artifacts from ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece, Rome and the ancient Americas. It features a number of items from Africa and Asia as well. Housed in a Michael Graves-designed building on the campus of Emory University, the museum was named for its main benefactor, Michael C. Carlos, chairman and CEO of Atlanta-based wine and spirits wholesaler National Distributing Company. You won't get to see the mummy of Ramses I (which the museum purchased in 1999, and then—showing real Southern manners— graciously returned to Egypt after it was positively identified), but you will see many important and astounding artifacts, such as the childhood mask of Tutankhamen and the coffin of Tanakhtnettahat. Closed Mondays.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Sunday from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Attractions & Landmarks, Other, Arts & Museums
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- Nearest Train: Decatur