Trujillo Peru North Mission

Trujillo Peru North Mission
Amos de la Viña

Friday, June 20, 2014

National Archeological Museum in Lima

We have found some of the charm of Europe right here in Peru.  We are learning more of the culture and history of Peru and are finding a little time here and there to visit a museum, or walk in beautiful gardens.  Here t the Larco Herrera Museum in Lima we found a little of both.
 The Bougainvillias were beautiful 

 Kurt is standing next to the housed in a 17th century mansion, built on a pyramid dating back to the 7th century.
 This boat "huaca" intrigued me, I love boats, and sculptures from 1AD are really interesting
 Here is a Noah's arc huaca
 Now for the Inca gold collection, the most privative here was a strand of gold nuggets
 These are all nose ring adornments, ouch!  But beautiful!
 This is the ceremonial gold, look at those earrings, they are huge
royalty and the very wealthy would be buried in this type of clothing
 The gardens around the mansion were lovely
 What a great way to spend a few hours