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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  • We received a visit there to the national museum in pueblo libre and sama as larco, we did not enjoyed so much.  more »
  • The collections of early native art and cultural objects are so well-organized that you can see almost at a glance the differences, and similarities, among the regions and eras of native South America...  more »
  • In a beautifully preserved mansion and along several rooms is possible to explore the history of different cultures established in Peruvian soil, from the origins to the present day. Everything is beautifully presented and some pre-Columbian pieces are really beautiful! There is a sector dedicated to the colonial era and another with help from the Government of Hugo Chávez dedicated to the history at the time of independence. It is located in located in the municipality of free port, with easy access from downtown Lima and Miraflores.
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