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National Museum of Peru to open in first half of 2016

MA,PERU JUNIO 25. Presidente Ollanta Humala encabezó la celebración de la Declaratoria del Qapaq Ñan como Patrimonio Mundial de la Humanidad, en el Santuario de Pachacamac en Lurín.Foto: ANDINA/Prensa Presidencia

16:04 | Lima, Jan. 06.

Peru’s Culture Minister Diana Alvarez Calderon assured the new National Museum of Peru will be ready to open its doors to the public some time between April and May, 2016.

According to the government official, the construction will begin as soon as the archaeological studies are completed in the area of the Pachacamac Sanctuary, where the building will be placed.

“Finally Peru will have the museum that everybody has been waiting for,” she pointed out.

Probably, the place will not be fully available for attendees, but will be able to hold some exhibitions.

On the other hand, Alvarez said an Interpretation Center is due to be built this year in Machu Picchu.

The Pachacamac sanctuary is a religious and administrative center that houses palaces, squares, and temples. It was constructed over centuries by several different cultures, including the Huari and Ichma.

The said archaeological site is located about 40 kilometers southeast of Lima in the Valley of the Lurin River.

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Published: 1/6/2015
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