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January 19, 2006
From journal Lima: The Right Way
Fort Worth, Texas
May 1, 2003
The grounds are quiet and peaceful with a rather expensive jewelry store and a small restaurant serving snacks and drinks. This is where I had my first taste of Inca Cola.
There are some llamas there on the grounds that the children may enjoy. We met travelers there from several different countries who came to relax and tour the museum. The entrance fee is inexpensive, but cameras are not allowed.
From journal ADVENTURES IN PERU
July 23, 2001
The most famous part of the museum, however, is not the weapons department but the 'gold' and artifacts part. Downstairs you'll find art from almost every civilization ever to inhabite Peru. Chimu golden statues are placed next to Nazca-mummies and Inca-knifes. You'll have to buy a book about the museum to know what you're looking at, because the pieces aren't place in any kind of order.
Centerpiece of the collection is 'Tumi', the famous gold statue which is always linked with Peru and the Inca's. In reality, this golden statue is created by the Chimu-tribe, which rose to the summit of it's power long before there was such a thing as Inca's.
If you really want to you can buy a Tumi-lookalike in gold from the jewellerstore H. Stern on the museumgrounds.
Warnings: you'll probably get an overdose on culture in this museum, seeing all the thousands of pieces. If you stagger outside to get a breath of air, the guards, however, won't be letting you back in, so -if you're with a group, you'll be doomed to wander around on the museum grounds, looking at the souvenir shops and jeweller store.
From journal Peru - I'd rather feel the Earth beneath my feet
November 16, 2000
From journal What to do and where to stay in Lima
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
August 28, 2000
From journal Exploring Lima