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Visit of National Museum in Chavin

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Petr Liška
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Visit of National Museum in Chavin
Inserted: 02.11.2013
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Most people making a day trip from Huaraz to Chavin de Hunatar to see the remnants of this ancient civilization does not miss a visit to this small but interesting museum representing the local culture from the Stone Age up to the Chavin civilization. The museum is housed in a modern interesting building just a short walk from the historic ruins.

 

Model of Chavin

An interesting exhibit is a model of the whole site that will make you an idea of ​​how it looked here in the times of the biggest glory.

Model of Chavin
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Obelisk

The most valuable and interesting exhibits are ancient obelisks. The most famous of these is Obelisco Tello.

 

Obelisk
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Gargoyles

Very interesting are also the gargoyles in the form of elaborate head.

Gargoyles
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Stone slabs with engravings

The museum tour is not long, but definitely worth a visit, so that you have at least a bit of an idea how this place once looked like.

Stone slabs with engravings
Author: Jan Miklín © gigaplaces.com

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