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Museo Arqueológico Nacional Brüning

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Go to the archaeological museum to see how the different pre-Incan civilizations lived on a daily basis. Covering the Moche, Lambayeque, and other pre-Inca cultures such as the Cupisnique, Chavín, Chimú, and Sicán, there are excellent interpretive displays, showing how people fished, harvested, and kept their homes. There's also a wonderful photography exhibit of the archaeologist Hans Heinrich Brüning and his experiences in Peru beginning in the late 1800s. Descriptions are in Spanish, so an English-speaking guide is recommended.

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  • Address: Huamachuco and Atahualpa, Lambayeque | Map It
  • Phone: 074/282–110
  • Cost: S/10, S/20 for a guide
  • Hours: Daily 9–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Lambayeque
Updated: 09-14-2012

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    What a disappointment

    The collection here is world-renowned, and rightfully so. However, the presentation is arbitrary and different times the most well-known pieces are simply not available for viewing. It is crowded and poorly ventilated; all in all not a pleasant experience. Perhaps in due time the collection will be adequately housed so it can be truly appreciated.

    by jwinhsv, 3/31/09

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