By: Ryan Grey
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“El Museo de Matales Preciosos
Precolombinos” translates to “The Museum of
Precious (Pre-columbian) Metals
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El Museo de Metales Preciosos Precolombinos
is located in La Paz, Bolivia
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The Museum contains pre-columbian
treasures of gold, silver, and copper.
Pre-Columbian Temple 
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El Museo de Metales Preciosos is also known
as “Museo del Oro” (Gold Museum)
Though it does not JUST contain gold. It has
beautiful ceramic objects, and paintings.
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The Museum contains 3 different halls with
art made of gold, copper, and silver.
Tiwanaku Gold mask - Tiwanaku, Bolivia Kalasasaya
Complex housed at the Museo de Metales Preciosos
Precolombinos
This picture shows Inca ornamental gold discs dates back
to 1000AC on display at the Museo de Metales Preciosos
Precolombinos
This picture is of the Inca Gold Offering Figurine housed at the Museo
de Metales Preciosos Precolombinos
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This is another Tiwanaku Gold mask at the
Museo de Metales Preciosos Precolombinos
The reason that there is more than one mask
is that the Tiwanaku culture goes back more
than 1500 years.
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Armstrong, Kate, Vesna Maric, and Andy Symington. "La Paz." Bolivia.
Lonely Planet, 2007. Google Books. Web. 11 Aug. 2010.
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"Museums- Calle Jean." Virtualtourist.com. 25 Apr. 2010. Web. 11
Aug. 2010
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""Pre-Columbian Art Dated 1000AC Located Tiwanaku Gold Museum,
La Paz, Bolivia"" DDB Stock Photography: Pictures of Latin America.
Klause Inchauste. Web. 12 Aug. 2010.
<http://www.ddbstock.com/largeimage/tiwanakugoldmuseum.html>.
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Museo de Metales Preciosos Precolombinos