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. Arrange your visit to National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History and discover more family-friendly attractions in Lima using our Lima attractions website .
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  • Cute Museum as well as being the first and most ancient of Peru shows us the history chronologically from its inception until the Republican era with rooms that hold objects that are unique cultural heritage, visit required that if.
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  • What every tourist should know about the history of Peru is here. Museum filled with historical facts, Andean archaeology, flora and fauna.
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  • If you want to know a little more of the history of the Peru, this is the ideal Museum. Good distribution of the different stages and a collection of historical objects. They have guided tours.
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