Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University
As one of the oldest museum of its kind, it's home to some exceptional archaeological treasures.
One of the best archaeological collections in the world
First opening in 1866, this is one of the oldest archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world. This museum has built up one of the best and most extensive collections dedicated to the history of human culture, including material from all over the world. The invaluable South America collection is one of the museum’s star attractions including over 5,000 Peruvian textiles, one of the largest photographic compilations documenting indigenous cultures and the most impressive examples of Mayan architecture in the world. The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology also organises temporary exhibitions, workshops, conferences, publications, educational events and research programmes.