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Samurai Hall In Gold Museum, Lima
26-MAY-2007

Samurai Hall In Gold Museum, Lima

Housed in a fortress-like building are the safe-rooms crammed with treasures from the Inca civilisation and their predecessors. The massive collection of gleaming gold, ceremonial objects and jewellery compete for attention, and the famous golden Tumi, the symbol of Peru, has been exhibited around the world. The rest of the museum is just as interesting with thousands of exquisite tapestries, pre-Incan weapons and wooden staffs, masks, mummies, and clothing. Though golden artifacts deem to be the fakes for the most part according to some scolars, it is very difficult to judge whether it's true or not. There is also a vast display of antique weapons and uniforms, a reminder of Peru's violent past. Upper halls are devoted to absolutely amazing, and, likely, biggest in the world collection of arms starting from medieval times and all the way to nowadays weaponry. I was in many castles and visited exibits of private collections in many countries, however I've never seen anything even remotly rich as this collection is... Taking photos in museum is strictly prohibited, so enjoy the moment !


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Michael Weinberg11-Jun-2007 13:31
Hello Eldar. Another photo where I would suggest a name change. In this case, the photo should be named, "A Wish List of Artifacts for Eldar's Living Room Wall." Good strong dof from edge to edge, though the devil of darkness is hiding what you most want in the left hand part of this photo. Michael.