The Lois Dowdle Cobb Museum of Archaeology

The Cobb Institute Museum, named in honor of one of the Institute's founders, displays artifacts from the two major regions in which the Institute has research interests: the ancient Middle East and the Southeastern United States, as well as small collections from Central and South America, Greece, Rome, and eastern Europe. The substance of its holdings are formed by collections donated respectively by Jeanne and Lloyd Raport, and by Frieda and Gerald Dunham. Both couples are residents of the Washinton D.C. area. Other materials that derive from the Institute's various excavation projects in Mississippi and in the Near East are featured in periodic exhibits.


The Lois Dowdle Cobb Museum serves as an integral part of the teaching and outreach programs of the Cobb Institute. The museum is open to visitors on regularly scheduled hours. University and school groups are encouraged to schedule group visits to the museum by contacting the Institute office (tel. 662-325-3826.)

A Virtual Museum

A long term initiative to create on-line access to the artifact collections of the Lois Dowdle Cobb Museum has been undertaken. You are invited to visit the Cobb Virtual Museum and view the 750 artifacts, representing many parts of the Americas, the Middle East, and Europe, now available on-line.

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