Gold Museum in Lima
Peru, Lima

The Gold Museum in Lima is not only notable for its diverse and richest collection of artifacts, but primarily because its founder and owner is a private person. The museum was founded in 1968 by a Peruvian businessman and collector Miguel Mujica Gallo. It was he who dedicated his life to restoring the country's historical heritage. Today, the museum’s halls number about 25 thousand exhibits, a third of which are artifacts made of precious metals and stones belonging to the ancient cultures of Chimu, Mochika and Nazca.
The museum presents a wide variety of artifacts: gold masks, shoulder pads, various jewelry - tiaras, crowns, necklaces, ritual knives, wine goblets decorated with tunic gold plates, wallpaper made of gold and silver. A unique exhibit of the museum is a human skull with artificial teeth made of rock crystal. There is also a skull with traces of trepanation, in which two holes were made, covered by a healer with gold plates. The museum houses the mummy of the Inca ruler. You can also get acquainted with the unique examples of the legendary writing of the Peruvian Indians - nodal script Kipu.
The weapons collection, presented on two floors of the museum, consists of many rare weapons, among which there are copies previously owned by famous figures of politics and culture. The weapons exhibits presented date back to various times, beginning in the mid-16th century.

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