National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History, Lima

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Peru's largest and oldest museum, National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History houses a collection of over 100,000 artifacts, including ceramics, jewelry, weapons, stone figures, and ritual funeral items from various pre-Hispanic cultures. Founded in 1826, the museum allows visitors to take a stroll through thousands of years of Peruvian history. Browse exhibits that include 15,000 human skeletons, numerous golden ornaments unearthed at elite burial sites, and tools used by the pre-Inca cultures of Moche, Chimu, and Nasca. One of the museum's main attractions is a gallery containing impressive scale models of significant Incan structures, including the legendary citadel Machu Picchu. Enhance your visit with an English guided tour of the museum's highlights. See National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History and all Lima has to offer by arranging your trip with our Lima vacation trip planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The Museum has a lot of information, archaeological pieces, reproductions, videos, etc so it is very easy to locate in the historical and cultural of cultural expressions context there described.
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  • August 14, 2017
    After seeing the Museum of Archeology of mexico city, this very stays behind. We had a guided tour but it is one tenth of the Mexican.
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  • August 12, 2017
    This a place to start when touring Lima . It gives you an overall history of Peru . Situated in the residence of Simon Bolivar when he was in Lima.  more »

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