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Crash course in Machu Picchu history

We brought our teen boys here to give them some background about Machu Picchu. The exhibits were... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2020
Carmen S
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Sebastopol, California
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Visit prior to Machu Picchu

This is not the most impressive museum you’ll ever visit but it does provide excellent information... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2019
jim1231
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Statesville, North Carolina
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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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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!

Date of experience: August 2013
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Reviewed August 5, 2023 via mobile
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Date of experience: August 2023
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Reviewed May 6, 2023
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Date of experience: May 2023
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Reviewed August 1, 2022 via mobile
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Date of experience: August 2022
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