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Casa Concha Museum, Cusco

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Add to your Machu Picchu historical experience with a visit to Casa Concha Museum, a museum dedicated to relics and artifacts from the Inca period. The museum had a shipment of Inca artifacts delivered from Yale University in 2012, the conclusion to a longstanding battle between Cusco and Yale. Upon his discovery of Machu Picchu in 1911, Hiram Bingham-- an archaeologist and lecturer at Yale--excavated around 4,000 artifacts and relics and took them to Yale University. The pieces, which include pottery, weaponry, and tools, are acompanied by several videos and original photographs from Bingham’s expedition. Each room includes explanations in English. Use our Cusco holiday planner to arrange your visit to Casa Concha Museum and other attractions in Cusco.
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  • Small museum at vsiter before going to Machu Pichu as the few remains found on the site and returned to the USA are exposed there. Here we explain how the site was discovered in 1911 and in what state it was. Unfortunately, no video explanations in french! Don't miss future explanations in the guide to Machu Pichu because you seem a lot clearer. And cheaper than all the surrounding Churches visit!
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  • The Shell House Museum is located in the historic centre of Cusco, housed in a beautiful colonial-style mansion that was formerly the official residence of José de Santiago Concha, Aristocrat known during the early days of the conquest, the curiosity is that one of his descendants, Martin Pio Shell, was the last Spanish Governor of Cusco, in the 19th century. Currently the site belongs to the Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco and hosts an important museum that depicts in vast body of documents, letters, maps and photographs, the expedition and the way in which were found the ruins of Machu Picchu on 24 July 1911 by Yale historian Hiram Bingham and your team, also exposes about of 360 archaeological objects as wooden articles, ceramics, sculptures, jewellery, idols, skulls, skeletons and textiles, among others that were found during the excavations of the ruins of the sacred city of Machu Picchu and have been returned to the Peruvian people from Yale University of the United States. The Museum is an interesting visitation as well as tell the story of the expedition that culminated in the discovery of Machu Picchu, also tells a little about the excavations carried out in the Place of the House shell and displays on pedestals and display cabinets, objects and pieces that were found during the excavations of the area of the Museum.
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  • This museum is excellent for its quality and count on remains of Machu Pichu. Make discounts to students even if they are foreigners, but they must be credential.
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One of Peru's most visited cities, Cusco boasts lodgings suitable for every traveler's needs. Scores of hotels ensure plenty of comfortable rooms for tourists coming to explore the nearby archeological sites. Despite the abundance of hotels, room rates remain among the highest in the country, especially during peak season (June to mid-September). Budget-conscious visitors can choose from a range of hostels and small family-run hotels, many located in quiet streets just a walk away from the town's central area.
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