Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru, Lima

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Peru's largest and oldest museum, Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru 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 Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru and discover more family-friendly attractions in Lima using our Lima attractions website .
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  • Museum with Inca pieces and other epochs of the history of Peru. Very diversified, with a rich collection.
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  • We had an excellent guide, and this was among the most informative tours I have experienced. We learned so much about the country and its history and culture, that continued to resonate throughout our...  more »
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