Peru to inaugurate Grand Museum of Tawantinsuyu by 2014

Tuesday May 21, 2013
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Peru to inaugurate Grand Museum of Tawantinsuyu by 2014

Grand Museum of Tawantinsuyu is to be constructed on a 500-acre site near the Sacsayhuaman fortress right above Cusco, and it will require and it will require US$ 100 million investment, according to Cusco's regional governor, Jorge Tito Acurio.

Acurio states the museum building will not cover the whole area, but will also include a large cultural park that symbolizes the presence of the thirteen provinces of Cusco.

He says that the museum will host Inca artifacts belonging to the Machu Picchu site, delivered to Peru by Yale university, as well as all the original paintings that are scattered among various temples of the Cusco area.

Acurio says that with four months the 500-acre site will be handed iver to the Peruvian Culture Ministry so they may launch an international competition to select designing projects for the museum´s construction.

Authorities state that the museum should be inaugurated by the end of 2014.

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