Pre-Columbian Gold Museum



The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum (Museo del Oro Precolombino “Álvaro Vargas Echeverría” ” ‘) is an archaeological museum located in San José (Costa Rica), located on three floors below ground level, under the Plaza de la Cultura, and managed by the Central Bank of Costa Rica. It is considered one of the three most important Latin American museums dedicated to pre-Columbian gold objects (after the Bogota and Lima Gold Museum). The collection is composed of 1600 pre-Columbian gold coins dating from between 300 and 1500. Most of the objects come from south-west Costa Rica and testify to the mastery of the Chibcha and Diqui Indian tribes.

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National Museum of Beirut



The National Museum of Beirut (Arabic: متحف بيروت الوطني) is the main archaeological museum of Lebanon located on Damascus Street in Beirut in the district of Badaro. The inventory includes more than 100,000, most of which comes from excavations undertaken by the Antiquities Branch. About 1,300 objects are exhibited chronologically, from Prehistory to the Mamluk period.

Although the collection of artifacts began as early as the end of World War I, the museum officially opened in 1942.

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Museum of Schokland



The Museum of Schokland is an open air museum located in the municipality of Noordoostpolder, in the Dutch province of Flevoland. It presents the history of the ancient island of Schokland and the surrounding polders.

The museum is located on the former terp of Middelbuurt. He opened in 1947, in the church of this village, the Enserkerk, exhibiting a number of archaeological discoveries. The museum was renovated between 1961 and 1967, then expanded in 1987 with the addition of old renovated houses. It is then moved and installed in wooden houses, on a dedicated site, the Zuiderzeestijl. The museum receives about 40,000 visitors every year.

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Museum of Cham sculpture



The Museum of Cham Sculpture is a museum displaying works of Cham art and located near the Hàn river (Sông Hàn, or Hàn giang; 汗 江), in the city of Đà Nẵng formerly called Tourane in Annam in the center of Vietnam, in the district of Hải Châu. The Museum of Antiquity Cham imagined and proposed in 1902 by Henri Parmentier and who then drew up the plans, was created in 1915. It was first named museum Henri Parmentier, named after the archaeologist and architect who was the initiator. Indeed, he spent his life in Indochina and especially in Cambodia and devoted his life to studying and restoring Cham and Khmer temples. Now a museum of Cham sculpture, it is home to the world’s largest collection of Cham sculpture and has become a popular tourist destination with many foreigners every year. The centenary of the museum (1915-2015) was celebrated during Vietnam Heritage Day with the presentation of a renovation project funded by the City of Da Nang.

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Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art



The ” ‘Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art’ (in Spanish: Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ”) is a museum located in Santiago, Chile, dedicated to pre-Columbian arts and Mapuche and Aymara arts. It was opened in December 1981.

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Moesgård Museum



The Moesgård estate in the woods of Højbjerg is located south of Aarhus in Jutland (Denmark). It has been home to the Moesgård Museum since 1970. The paths, paths and roads are crossed by millenarian paved paths and dotted with oaks, linden trees and chestnut trees. In October 2014, the museum was expanded with a new building with green roofs and sloping roofs. This museum is famous not only for the valuable archaeological remains of Scandinavia, from the Paleolithic to the Viking Age (including the Stone of the Mask and other rune stones), but also for its great ethnographic manifestations. This museum preserves in particular the mummified body of the Grauballe Man and the remains of the Germanic Iron Age discovered in Illerup Ådal.

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Central State Museum of Kazakhstan



The ” ‘Central State Museum of Kazakhstan’ ” is the largest museum of Almaty in Kazakhstan.

When it was founded in 1931, the museum is housed in Almaty Cathedral. In 1985, he was transferred to his current building.

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Jade Museum



The Jade Museum (Museo del Jade and Cultura Precolombina Marco Fidel Tristan Castro) is an archaeological museum located in San Jose (Costa Rica), first in the premises of the INS (National Institute of Insurance) then, from 2014, in a modern building specially designed to accommodate it, facing the Plaza de la Democracia. Founded in 1977 by Fidel Tristán Castro, first president of INS, it houses the largest pre-Columbian jade collection in America. It includes adzes, ceremonial masks and decorative objects dating back to 500 BC. At 800 BC. AD, but also chorotega (volcanic stone mills), ceramics, pottery and gold ornaments. The jade came from Guatemala and neighboring regions.

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National Museum of Ireland



The ” ‘National Museum of Ireland’ ‘, in English National Museum of Ireland, in Irish Ard-Mhúsaem na héireann’ ‘, is the National Museum of the Republic of Ireland. It has three centers in Dublin and one in Mayo County. It places particular emphasis on the art, culture and natural history of Ireland.

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National Museum of Iran



The ” ‘National Museum of Iran or Archaeological Museum of Iran’ ” is an archaeological and historical museum located in Tehran. It was inaugurated in 1937 and retains antiquities from ancient Persia as objects of pottery, metal, books, coins … The museum consists of two buildings. The first is devoted to pre-Islamic collections, the second includes all objects of the Islamic era. The first building consists of three rooms. These contain objects dating from the Paleolithic, Neolithic as well as the Bronze and Iron Age to the late, Achaemenid, Seleucid, Parthian and Sassanid times. The post-Islamic part of the museum was inaugurated in 1996 and has three floors. It contains many pieces of pottery, textiles, texts, works of art, astrolabes and calligraphy from the Islamic history of Iran.

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