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Jul 2, 2005 - One last museum - and then enough already!

"By changing space by leaving the space of one's usual sensibilities, one enters into communication with a space that is physically innovating... For we do not change place, we change our nature, Gaston Bachelard. I like museums, but as I visit more and more, I'm getting particular. There are only so many science museums one can visit, and there are only so many ways to display a dinosaur diorama, so natural history museums are out as well. But I'll go to any municipal art museum I come across, and local history museums are the best way...

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Apr 8, 2005 - Chiclayo and El Señor de Sipan (a Moche word meaning House of the Moon)

Hopefully our last night bus on our way to Quito , our last country on our trip.. The Lord of Sipán: He was a very important Mochican warrior priest, which remains were founded in Huaca Rajada by Dr. Walter Alva in 1987. In 1987 a small team of Peruvian archaeologists managed, in a dramatic intervention, to prevent the sacking and destruction of the first untouched grave of an ancient ruler of Peru. The discovery of the so-called "Tomb of the Lord of Sipan" aroused the immediate interest of the world's press which, for more than a year...

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