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Larco Museum – Lima

Larco Museum Rafael Larco Hoyle, founded the museum in 1926 at the age of 26. With the help of his father he managed to acquire several archaeological collections from the northern Cossack of Peru, gathering approximately 45,000 pieces (when ordering the pieces for the museum, he understood that many of them could not be related to the cultures discovered until then).

Before the insufficiency of the archaeological information of the 20s, it investigates and scientifically excavates archaeological sites of the northern thing; This research leads him to discover cultures such as: Cupisnique, Salinar, Virú, Lambayeque. Larco, becomes the great researcher of the Mochica culture.

The societies of ancient Peru, like other civilizing cradles, were agricultural societies that had a fundamental concern for understanding the cycles of nature. Due to the intimate and dynamic relationship that the ancient Peruvians had with their natural environment, they believed in the existence of a world above, heavenly, inhabited by the sun, the stars and the gods, where the rain falls for cultivation: and a world below, the pachamama or mother earth, dark, damp, where plants grow and is inhabited by the dead.

The tinkuy or encounter between opposite, but complementary, worlds occurs in this underworld where human beings live.

Through 12 masterpieces, you can explore more than 5000 years of history of ancient Peru.

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