“1000 years of INCAgold” ...
... shows selected exhibits passing on an excellent view of
traditions and ceremonies of the cultures in the Andean region to the
visitors before the conquest by the Europeans. At the same time, the
exhibits prove the art of the goldsmiths over the period of time from
400 BC to 600 AD.
The displayed objects of art ...
... are very different: besides jewelleries and ornaments with
mythological depictions, there are basic commodities and musical
instruments. All objects belong to the nationally cultural inheritance
... of the exhibits, partly shown out of Peru the first time,
are only a fraction of the originally existing huge golden treasures of
the Incas. The hugest part was melted down by the Spanish conquerors
from the 14th century and they brought it out of the country. Another
part was hidden from the conquerors by the inhabitants.