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Over 200 Inca artifacts to be showcased in Arequipa
Inca ceremonial glasses (Photo: Andina)
By Manuel Vigo
May 18, 2012
Over 200 Inca artifacts will be exhibited for the first time, at Peru’s Jose Maria Morante archeological museum, at the San Agustin National University in Arequipa.
The exhibition called ‘Los Incas’ (‘The Incas’) will be open to the public until late August and will allow people to learn about the influence of Inca culture in Arequipa, museum director Felix Palacios said, according to Andina.
The exhibit will showcase several keros (ceremonial glasses), aribalos, gold and bronze textiles, among other ancient artifacts.
Among the pieces to be displayed, are the mummified remains of a child, who was buried as part of a sacrifice ritual, in Pichu Pichu.
"This is the first time that a mummy of Pichu Pichu, as we call her, will go on display and we hope that people visit the museum that has a collection of over 30 thousand artifacts, but we cannot exhibit all of them at the same time," Palacios said.
Admission to the exhibit, and over 50 other museums around Peru, will be free on Friday May 18, as part of celebrations for International Museum Day.
The museum is located at Calle Alvarez Thomas, No. 200, in the Cercado de Arequipa, and is open from 09:00 to 16:00 hours.
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Total coments: 1
Commented By: Holecum
On: March 11, 2013. 10:46 am
What?i asked how to make artifacts not this crap!
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