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Review of Casa Concha Museum

Casa Concha Museum
Ranked #68 of 167 things to do in Cusco
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The most comprehensive collection of Inca artifacts from Machu Picchu in the world. There are 366 museum-quality objects displayed in a colonial building that dates back to the 18th century. To truly understand the Inca culture, one must visit Machu PIcchu and the Casa Concha Museum. The museum provides insights into the daily life at Machu Picchu and an overview of the landscape and challenges the Inca's faced there. This is a must-see before (or after) visiting Machu Picchu The collection of artifacts at Casa Concha was returned by Yale University in 2011, and includes more than 30-thousand additional fragments of pottery, stonework, jewelry that are not suitable for display at this time. Those fragments are being kept in storage to be studied by local and international researchers. This collection of antiquities was housed at Yale's Peabody Museum for almost 100 years, before being returned home to Peru in 2011. The exhibition also has more Inka artifacts that were discovered during the archeological excavations during the process of the restauration of the Casa Concha.
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“I guess it has potential”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

After visiting Machu Picchu in the flesh, it was interesting to see some of the original Bingham photos blown up. However there were few artifacts as compared to the Larco museum in Lima. Also, the English language descriptions were sometimes so tiny as to be unreadable in the moody museum lighting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

After visiting Machu Picchu, I was very curious to know how the site looked a century ago when Hiram Bingham "discovered" it. This ten-room museum has those photos and a lot more. When Bingham went back to Yale, he took over 4,000 artifacts with him, but they were recently returned to Peru and are housed in this museum. By applying the very latest scientific techniques, archaeologists are now able to tell us things about the lives of the Incas in general and this site in particular that were not previously known. The display signage (in Spanish and excellent English) and videos (with English subtitles) give the visitor the chance to learn much. A great place to spend an hour or two on the way to or from Machu Picchu!

Visited August 2013
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