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Pre-Columbian Art Museum

Listed under National History Museums in Cusco, Peru.

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The Pre-Columbian Art Museum has on display some of the Incan treasures found in and around Cusco and the Sacred Valley. The artefacts are shown in ten specialist galleries and include jewellery in gold silver and other metals, stone carvings, pieces in wood and ceramics, and from the very beginning of the Incan period to the end. The building that houses the museum was built for Incan law ceremonies and trials, but gained a colonial shell when it was 'acquired' by a conquistador.

The Pre-Columbian Art Museum is an offshoot of the Larco Museum in Lima, where there are even more treasures on display.

Written by  Stuart James.

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