Museo Nacional de Antropología, Arqueología e Historía del Perú
Ancient silver vessels and stone idols fill one wing; the other provides a survey of Peru’s more recent history at the National Museum of Anthropology, Archeology and History. Thousands of artifacts, from instruments crafted 12,000 years ago to textiles and feather capes are on display at this Pueblo Libre–based museum. Also of note is the spooky human-remains gallery, with around 15,000 skeletons and skulls. The Spanish colonial period is also well represented in paintings, and a depiction of the Last Supper, with the apostles about to dine on guinea pig, is a surprising take on a familiar subject.