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"Treasures of Peru. The royal tomb of the Wari at El Castillo de ...

published: 2017-12-17 17:20:45, Culture Department
"Treasures of Peru. The royal tomb of the Wari at El Castillo de Huarmey" - exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum
wtorek-piątek 09:00-17:00, sobota 10:00-18:00, niedziela 12:00-17:00
Państwowe Muzeum Etnograficzne w Warszawie - ul. Kredytowa 1 (mapa)
Państwowe Muzeum Etnograficzne w Warszawie
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Państwowe Muzeum Etnograficzne w Warszawie
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One of the ten most important discoveries of 2013, according to the American magazine Archeology. The cover-story of National Geographic (June 2014) in more than 20 languages around the world. National Geographic Traveler 2013 Award in the scientific discovery of the year category.

El Castillo de Huarmey on the Northern coast of Peru. After years of work Polish archaeologists: Miłosz Giersz and Patrycja Prządka-Giersz, in co-operation with Peruvian colleagues, discovered an undisturbed burial chamber of the royal tomb of the Pre-Inca Wari culture. This December, for the first time in Poland, the results of their work can be seen in the National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw. The exhibition ends on 31 May 2018.

The Polish discovery is the crowning achievement of the efforts of many generations of researchers. Until now, the exhibition was presented in full only in Lima. On December 15, 2017, the Castillo de Huarmey mausoleum will be visited by the residents of Warsaw for the first time. The study of the history of Wari is extremely important in understanding the origins of the Inca empire. However, knowledge of the pre-Christian civilization has been limitted until now. All known remains of mausoleums belonging to the elite of that time were long ago plundered or significantly destroyed over time. Polish archaeologists were the first to discover and study the intact and complete royal tomb of Wari.

The exhibition, which can be seen in the National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw, will include a total of about 150 objects from the National Museum of Archeology, Anthropology and History of Peru in Lima, including treasures discovered by a Polish-Peruvian team at Castillo de Huarmey. Among them there will be richly decorated jewelry, fabrics that are a symbol of power and abundance, and ceramics - several dozen dishes from various regions, thousands of kilometers apart. There will be items made of exotic materials, such as obsidian imported from the Peruvian highlands or holy mullu shells from the warm seas of Ecuador. In addition to the above-mentioned objects, the display of the discovered tomb will be recreated on the exhibition via multimedia. The outstanding Polish architect - Przemo Łukasik is responsible for the scenography of the exhibition.

Source: National Ethnographic Museum