Dating from ancient Andes civilizations to the Incan Empire, 351 Peruvian relics will be exhibited at the National Museum of Korea titled ``The Great Myth and Mystery of Peruvian Civilization.''
The relics are among rare items that are hard to see even in Peru. These are treasures that are scattered at nine different museums throughout Peru including the National Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History of Peru and the Lord of Sipan Museum.
The exhibition organized by the National Museum, the Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper of The Korea Times and SBS is the largest of its kind that comprehensively shows the flow of the birth, development and demise of the Incan civilization.
Particularly, notable are treasures from the tomb of the Lord of Sipan. The tomb located in Chiclayo, northern Peru belonged to King Moche who ruled some 1,700 years ago. Other fascinating exhibits include artifacts from the mystical Nazca lines and Machu Picchu, also known as the castle in the air.
The exhibition consists of three sections: The Legend of the Andes Civilization; the Development of Civilization; and the Empire of Gold, Inca. Click here to learn more about the exhibition.