Being archaeology one of my passions, I am always eager to visit archaeological sites as well as museums on that particular topic.

Talking about museums, I have already introduced you two of them which are located in downtown Lima.  In this area too, it is the Museo de Arqueología Josefina Ramos de Cox.

In the city,  to the south, the Museo de la Nación with its chronologically account on Peru´s pre – Columbian history and the Museo Amano with its collection of Chancay culture textiles and ceramics are also on my must-see list.

The archaeological sites of Huallamarca, Pucllana and Pachacamac have also on-site museums. In the meantime, let me show you impressive collections of ceramics and gold from three of the most renown archaeological museums in Perú.

gold mask

metal work

tumi: ceremonial object

a mask with a crown with hundreds of solid-gold plates

ear plugs or earrings

carved figures in metal

pectoral made of silver

pieces studded with turquoise

ceremonial vessel

ceramics: foot

ceramics: puma


ceramics: monkeys

ceramics: man

ceramics: fox

ceramics: king

ceramics: soldier

ceramics: happy face

Raimondi Stela

ceramics: erotic pots

ceramics: erotic pots

ceramics: erotic pots

ceramics: erotic pots

ceramics: erotic pots

Museo de Oro del Perú

Museo Arqueológico Rafael Larco: more photos about the collection of erotic pots in Flickr.

Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Perú (no web site).
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PS: I want to thank Kristina Stalnionyte, a Lithuanian journalist and photographer, for her photos.