U-M archaeologists record epigraphy at Abydos, Egypt.

Abydos, Egypt
U-M archaeologists record epigraphy at Abydos, Egypt.

Kelsey Museum conservators repair Hellenistic wall plaster on site at Tel Kedesh, Israel.

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

Karanis, Egypt
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

Upjohn Wing
Museum-goers begin their visit in the ancient Near East portion of the Upjohn Wing

Detail of the Egyptian mummiform coffin (KM 1989.3.1) of the priest Djehutymose (685-525 BC) displayed in 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

Watercolor reproductions of the Villa of the Mysteries murals from ancient Pompeii 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 with Arabic inscription (KM 22506) from the Kelsey’s large textile collection

Medieval Islamic textile
Medieval Islamic textile with Arabic inscription (KM 22506) from the Kelsey’s large textile collection

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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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