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. Make Casa Concha Museum a centerpiece of your Cusco vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Cusco trip itinerary planner.
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  • Those who loved Machu Picchu - and those who are preparing to visit it - will find this museum invaluable - a gorgeous overview of the Incan palace, its history and its multidimensional craftsmanship ...  more »
  • Go here either before or after visiting Machu Pichu to get the whole story of how the site was discovered and uncovered, the meaning of it, and a lot of what was recovered in excavating and developing...  more »
  • I visited the museum after having explored Machu Picchu. It is a wonderful complement to the experience. I particularly enjoyed seeing photographs of the site prior to its development. It makes you ap...  more »
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  • Interesting artefacts and images from machu picchu including a look at the archaeological methods used in lots recent rediscovery. So much is still unknown so don't expect all the answers. There are also some nice displays from local artists.
  • You must visit it before going to Machu Picchu
  • Small but essential place to visit before or after going to Machu Picchu.
  • Some weird guy wouldn't stop talking about guanacos the entire time, but would still r8 m9/m9 #uberpung
  • We went there after having been to Machu Picchu and it was still informative, however I would strongly recommend you visit this museum before visiting MP if possible. As much as I liked it I only gave it 3 stars because the artifacts weren't labeled in English and they were poorly labeled. Example, in the first exhibit, number 11 was some publication, yet there was no such document in the exhibit.
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