The Incas - Gold. Power. God. - 3.000 years of advanced cultures

06.05.2017 - 08.04.2018

in short

Extended untir 8th April 2018

The Incas called it "the sun's beads", while the Spanish were only interested in its material value. The mythology of Inca gold is rooted in the irreconcilability of these two value systems.
Vor-Inka Chimú-Kultur, 1.100 bis 1.470 n. Chr. Gold (Gold-Kupfer-Silber-Legierung) Höhe 25 cm Larco Museum Peru
© Copyright: Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte/Hans-Georg Merkel

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World Cultural Heritage Site Völklinger Hütte
Rathausstraße 75-79
66333 Völklingen (Saarland)
Germany 

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in detail

The Incas called it "the sun's beads", while the Spanish were only interested in its material value. The mythology of Inca gold is rooted in the irreconcilability of these two value systems. In this exhibition, the Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site takes up where "IncaGold" (2004/2005) left off, presenting several new exhibits shedding insights into the civilizations of the Incan and pre-Incan periods.

The key exhibits come from the Larco Museum in Lima and Cusco, owner of the world's largest private collection of ancient Peruvian art. Other unique exhibits have been provided by the Musée des Jacobins in Auch (France), the Weltmuseum Wien in Vienna, and the Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim. The museums in Vienna and Hildesheim are known all over the world for their collections, and the Musée des Jacobins in Auch is home to one of France's largest collections of Pre-Columbian art. Musée de l'Armée, Paris, has lent Spanish weapons and horse armor once used by the conquistadors.
"Inca – Gold. Power. God." at the Völklinger Hütte World Heritage Site is an exhibition with world-class exhibits of a kind never seen before. The exhibition devotes special attention to the Spanish conquest of South America by Francisco Pizarro. 220 exhibits provide fascinating glimpses of the worlds of the Incas and their predecessors, exploring what happened when these worlds collided with 16th-century European culture.
Admission
Standard 15 €/ Reduced rate 13 € / Children and young people until 18 years, pupils and students until 27 years with student card: Admission free

Normal 15 € / Ermäßigt 13 € / Kinder, Jugendliche bis 18 Jahre sowie Schüler und Studenten bis 27 Jahre mit Ausweis: Eintritt frei

Tarif normal 15 € / Tarif réduit 13 € / Enfants et jeunes jusqu'à 18 ans élèves et étudiants jusqu'à 27 ans avec badge: entrée libre


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Sun
10:00 - 19:00
Mon
10:00 - 19:00
Tue
10:00 - 19:00
Wed
10:00 - 19:00
Thu
10:00 - 19:00
Fri
10:00 - 19:00
Sat
10:00 - 19:00
Opening times during winter season:
from 2 November until Palm Sunday:
10 a.m until 6 p.m.
Winteröffnungszeiten:
2.11. bis Palmsonntag:
10 bis 18 Uhr
Heures d'ouverture d'hiver:
du 2 novembre jusqu'au dimanche des Rameaux: de 10 à 18h

Tuesday special offer: every tuesday from 3 p.m.: entrance free
Dienstag-Nachmittag-Special ab 15.00 Uhr: Eintritt frei
Offre spéciale du mardi:
à partir de 15h: entrée libre

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