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Rich natural resources in ancient Peru gave rise to the earliest Andean civilizations. Building on that wealth, skilled artisans crafted extraordinary and beautiful objects, including gold ceremonial and funerary masks, beakers, and jewelry, rivaling anything made by the ancient Egyptians.
Archaeological finds over the past half century have begun to put these magnificent objects in context. Visitors will learn about the latest techniques for excavating tombs and examine how technology is offering new insights into the complex civilizations that existed in ancient Peru. The exhibition will journey through civilizations from 1250 B.C. to A.D. 1450, learning through the ceremonial gold, silver, ceramics, and textiles created by these sophisticated peoples.
Ancient Treasures Unearthed
Date April 10, 2014 – September 14, 2014
Location Washington, D.C.
Price Exhibition included in Museum Admission; Adults - $11; Members/Military/Seniors (Over 62)/Students/Groups (25+) - $9; Children (Ages 5-12) - $7; Local School & Youth Groups (18 and Under) – Free
originally posted by: ladyteeny
what i'd like to know is this... if dragons are mythical, how were the peruvians, 2000 years ago, able to draw them so that we recognise what they are today? love stuff like this, thanks for the vid, unless they come to the uk i'll probably never get to see them, but nice to see them on youtube at least
originally posted by: Trueman
originally posted by: beansidhe
a reply to: Trueman
Aaargh! I would love to see this!
Thanks for posting, Trueman, I'll keep my eyes open for this in the future should it ever come over the sea!
Lets hope all this gold doesn't end up refilling the empty Fort Knox vault.