We were able to see the highlights of this museum. I will enumerate the rooms as we go along the way.
This was the last piece of weaving implement that was discovered. This was used by the people in making beautiful tapestries, blankets and daily wear.
5. The Gold Room: This room holds the most important pieces in gold, silver and gilded copper from a number of Peru's different pre-Columbian cultures.
6. The Storage room: Museums all over the world usually exhibit only 20% of their entire collection, but the Larco Herrera Museum is one of the few museums in the world that allows its visitors to go into its classified storage area.
As we entered the storage room --- it felt like we were entering a pottery gallery. The whole room was filled with artifacts from floor to ceiling. By just seeing these artifacts you would think that they were newly made... but our tour guide said that all the artifacts found were centuries old and they were preserved very well due to the lack of rainfall in the region. It was also interesting to know that it never rains in Lima... in fact the last thunderstorm in the country was in 1976. According to our guide, Jose, Lima is the second largest city in the world that is considered a desert like Egypt.
This opportunity to see 45,000 objects duly arranged, catalogued and classified by culture has become an extraordinary and unforgettable experience of Lulu and me. Our trip to this museum lasted 3 1/2 hours but there were many rooms we wanted to see.... I hope you liked all the photos which I have posted --- ( there are still a lot more photos I was not able to post in this blog )..