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A tour around Harvard University has a lot to offer beyond campus life. There are also some terrific museums ran by the university on various topics from a variety of research fields.

One of the museums I visited while there was the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, arguably (source) …

"One of the oldest museums in the world devoted to anthropology and houses one of the most comprehensive records of human cultural history in the Western Hemisphere"

Dating back to 1866, it has over 1.5 million items on collection and endless cultural treasures – documents, photographs and maps, rotating displays in the exhibitions.

 

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The photo above is part of an exhibition on the "day of the dead" on altars from across the Americas, located next to the "Pacific Islands" hall that displays various cultural heritage of the region…

 

Living environment …

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Objects…

 

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and structures…

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If anthropology is your thing, you’ll have a blast. If not, you can – as I have – quickly breeze through and perhaps focus on the few cool items you think are most appealing.



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