Peru to get a national museum soon

Machu Picchu could just be the most famous tourist place in Peru, but the Inca ruins are one of the many treasured historical places — from Huaca Pucllana to Nazca Lines to — which has survived since the old times, with several great artifacts. Well strangely enough, in spite its well known artistic and cultural history, the country has not really had a huge scale national museum as it will soon.

Peruvian Culture Minister Diana Alvarez Calderon, this month, declared that the construction will start soon on Museo Nacional del Perù, as per Agencia de Noticias Andina.

In an interview with El Comercio earlier, the Peruvian Culture Minister said that the whole plan to finally make one museum came about in a chat with President Ollanta Humala, who wanted to make an Amazon Museum in Iquitos. She told him that an Amazonian museum is very important, but the great museum of Peru was still not there.

The all new museum will keep its home at Pachacamac, a popular archaeological site in the southeast Lima which is passed via several hands Early Intermediate time (200–600 CE), notably working as as a religious place for Ichma people between 11000 and 1400 CE. The museum would work as an entry point to ruins and would also presumptively increase tourism to the place, as Lima city officials are talking about ways to help the transportation of visitors. Construction will start as soon as archaeological researches are finished.