The Tiwanaku museum, La Paz, Bolivia
In the museum guest book I wrote like this: «Do not disturb the remains of your ancestors! They left you magnificent structures on altipano, so enjoy them, restore and preserve them!».
All the exhibits of the museum (but for the mummies) can be considered unique ones just for the fact that «wild archaeology» was in practice in Bolivia for some quite time, and the rarest evidence of the past, secretly extracted from the ground, were sold to rich foreign collectors.
Whatever came to the Tiwanaku museum was miraculously preserved! I paid attention that members of foreign colonies of La Paz help to keep the museum at decent level. For example, hall No.2 is called «Jerusalem», because it was renewed at the expense of «circulo israelita» – that's what the plate says.
Halls and exhibits of the museum:
After visiting the museum it was already easier for me to understand what was opened to the eyes at the space of the archaeological complex Tiwanaku that is located in 73 km from La Paz.