U-M archaeologists record epigraphy at Abydos, Egypt.
Tel Kedesh, Israel
Kelsey Museum conservators repair Hellenistic wall plaster on site at Tel Kedesh, Israel.
U-M excavation in progress at Karanis, Egypt, ca. 1927
Museum-goers begin their visit in the ancient Near East portion of the Upjohn Wing
Egyptian mummiform coffin
Detail of the Egyptian mummiform coffin (KM 1989.3.1) of the priest Djehutymose (685-525 BC) displayed in the Upjohn Wing
Villa of the Mysteries
Watercolor reproductions of the Villa of the Mysteries murals from ancient Pompeii in the Upjohn Wing
Medieval Islamic textile
Medieval Islamic textile with Arabic inscription (KM 22506) from the Kelsey’s large textile collection
Discover the Kelsey Museum
The Kelsey Museum houses a collection of more than 100,000 ancient and medieval objects from the civilizations of the Mediterranean and the Near East. Check our visitor information, and come get acquainted with the treasures on display in the William E. Upjohn Exhibit Wing. The Kelsey also offers regularly changing special exhibitions and sponsors research, educational programs for children, and fieldwork projects, as well as housing the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology.
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- Museum Offers Valentine's Day Celebration January 29, 2015
- Special Tours Offered during the Holidays December 9, 2014
- New Thanksgiving Weekend Events Scheduled November 19, 2014
- Exhibition Opening: "Death Dogs: The Jackal Gods of Ancient Egypt"
Speaker: Terry Wilfong, Kelsey Museum Curator and Professor of Near Eastern Studies
- Date Night
- 6:30 PM
- Docent-led Drop-in Gallery Tour