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Didactic Museum Antonini Print E-mail

It is in exhibition a collection of archeological pieces of different stages of the Nasca cultures, triumph heads, music instrument like antaras, fabrics funeral bundles, etc. These findings are the result of the excavation of the biggest ceremonial center of mud brick in the world: “Cahuachi”, made by the Italian archeologist Giuseppe Orefici. Moreover, in this museum we can see the channel of Bisambra that show a great work of hydraulic engineer of the Nascas.

The visit to the Museum Antonini is divided in the following sectors:

Sector A

The first sector of the museum is focused in the localization and geography of the Nasca Valley, showing different landscapes, eco-systems and the  environment through different photos. This images are mainly of the coastal desert, our  maritime landscape and the hills and mountains that form part f the  Peruvian Andes. The idea is offer to the visitant a better idea about the geography in which was developed the nasca culture  more than 2000 years ago.

Sector B
In the second sector, the museum shows a series of maps with the localization of the archeological zones  that are in the territory of the Nasca, known as Cuenca del Rio Grande. In this sector, we can see  in the window displays the essential foods that were part of the diet such as sweet potato, peanuts, chili, pallares, etc.
We can also see many types  of cotton,  with those, the Nasca made their beautiful  mantles  and  weaves. In other window displays we can see a variety of ceramics from different periods  of this culture. The  pots in the exposition show in the iconography marine divinities like fishes and birds, besides  we can see the shells of Spondilus that is typical from the North of  the country(Ecuador). Also, we can appreciate carved stones  and the  wonderful photos of the ceremonial center of Cahuachi.
Sector C
This is a big sector where the visitants can  learn about the Nasca lines. There are a great variety of photos showing the most relevant figures of the Nasca desert. Here, we can appreciate spectacular photos of the famous  hummingbird, monkey , spider and the figure known as the E.T. among others.
In both sides of this sector, the visitants can find window displays  with colorful ceramics, necklaces made of shells, and instruments used in the daily life of the Nascas. There is a copy  of walls  made of cane of bamboo  of their  houses, that give a clear idea about how the nascas built their houses more than 2000 years ago.
We can also see diverse types of adobes  used by the Nascas to build the temples and pyramids of the ceremonial center of Cahuachi. In one side of this  adobes  you can find one of the most mysterious rests found in Cahuachi:  the strange heads of trophy, called  offering  heads.
IT is a window display that exhibits a great collection of  trophies  heats that are  perfectly conserved (see the main picture).In this sector you can find old utensils  of the Inca culture and mommies of children that are  wrapped in fine blankets. Here you can also see a great variety of photos that show the excavations that were made in the zone of the old town and Cahuachi.
Sector D
This big sector shows a rich exhibition of the textile art of the nasca  , they have in their decoration old  gods and animals. The knits were found in the ceremonial center of Cahuachi by the Dr. Giuseppe Orefici and according to the studies made , those knits  may have more than 1500 years. In this sector also  there are copies of the walls that  were part of  the main structures of Cahuachi including a copy of a   beautiful tiered temple, a wall unearthed in Cahuachi that shows  geometric decorations carved in the wall.
Sector E
The Antonini museum with an area of 750 m2 and a outdoor area of 1600 square meters. In this zone is found the beautiful aqueduct of Bisambra, a wonderful subterranean channel built by the men of the nasca culture more than 1500 years ago. Here the visitants can appreciate copies of   many tombs that  the men of the nasca culture  developed in diverse periods. This sector includes a beautiful copies the Nasca Lines in scale. From a small altar we can appreciate the localization of the famous lines and figures of Nasca.
Sector F
The most spectacular part of this sector is the mummified body of a woman  that more than 2000 years and is in a amazing state of preservation. This woman was found in a sector known as Usaka.
The visitants can appreciate impressive  music instruments of the nasca culture. Among the instruments we can mention the famous ANTARAS that were made of clay and measure almost 1 meter.
Sector G
In this last sector, the visitants can appreciate more ceramics as well as tools made  of human bones, needle of cactus, sandals made of llama leather among others.

 

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