It houses an impressive collection of stone sculptures and lithic artifacts from the ancient cultures of Pucará.
Pucará is a district of the province of Lampa, in the Puno region. In ancient times this territory was occupied by the Qaluyo, Pucará, Tiawanaku and the Qolla reynosaltiplanicosQolla cultures. The Pucara museum is 61 km north of Juliaca, on the road leading to Cuzco, at 3910 meters altitude. It currently houses all the sculptures found in the Pucara culture that developed between 100 BC and 300 AD.
The town of the Pucara culture is 61 km north of Juliaca, on the road to Cusco, at an altitude of 3910 meters above sea level.
The museum exhibits stelae and monoliths (carved and sculpted in granite) of various sizes, as well as ceramics, human skeletal remains, textiles and fragments of various objects.
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