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“Peruvian Gold Exhibit”

National Geographic Museum
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

The National Geographic Museum has the Peruvian Gold Exhibition right now! Very interesting. Make sure you do take the an escorted tour, it helps/explains a lot. Then, tour the rest of the small museum (compared to other museums) to learn more about National Geographic: its history, discoveries, and accomplishments. The gift shop is very nice also.

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Reviewed July 29, 2014

We visited this museum on our recent visit to DC, it was a decent museum,however, there are plenty of exciting museums in DC for free. The exhibits were very interesting no doubt.

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Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went to the national geographic museum to see the Peruvian gold exhibit. It was AMAZING!. The name is a little misleading because there are textiles and lots of ceramics. The exhibit deals with pre-Inca Peruvian cultures dating back as far as 1000BC. The most amazing thing to me (other than the glint of all that gold) was the beauty and quality of the ceramics. They were making ceramic vessels 2000 years ago that rival anything made today. One in particular I looked at for a while was essentially perfect and it was hand made. While I found some aspects of the cultures that the pieces came from disturbing (human sacrifice), the exhibit simply presented the pieces with their historical context without passing judgment which is as it should be.
One portion of the exhibit deals with the sorry state of historic sites in Peru and it's impact on archaeology (looters have been robbing sites since the 1500's). Since most of the pieces did not have historical context due to looting, the explanation of what has been happening was very informative.
This exhibit is well worth the price and shouldn't be missed.

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Reviewed July 21, 2014

Off the beaten path but a very nice display. We saw the special presentation of Peruvian gold as well as a nice permanent display focusing on the stories, photos and photographers from the Societies history. Worth the time.

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Reviewed July 19, 2014

I was at National Geographic for a small conference and to give input on the status of Geographic Education in America, but while there we were allowed to walk through the museum. I collect NG Magazines, so the wall of magazine covers was totally awesome. It was fun to see what the cover was when you were born.

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