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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- Kelsey to Sponsor May Tour of Ancient Artifacts in European Museums November 13, 2013
- U-M Museum of Art to Exhibit Kelsey Islamic Artifacts September 23, 2013
- "Discovery! Excavating the Ancient World" Opens August 23 July 19, 2013
- FAST Lecture: "El Kurru, Home of the 'Black Pharaohs': Challenges of Settlement Archaeology in the Nile Valley of Northern Sudan"
Speaker: Geoff Emberling, Research Scientist, Kelsey Museum
- Drop-in Tour
- Exhibition: "Life in Miniature: Identity and Display at Ancient Seleucia-on-the-Tigris"
12/20/2013 - 04/13/2014;