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Peabody Museum

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is among the oldest ethnographic museums in the world with one of the finest collections about human cultural history found anywhere.
 
It was established by the philanthropist George Peabody in 1866. Thanks to gifts, fieldwork, and purchases, today it houses about 1.2 million individual objects, consisting of archaeological and ethnographic findings, paintings, drawings, prints and photographs.
 
The Peabody Museum is structly connected with the Harvard community, but, aiming at supporting study and spreading knowledge about human origins and history of cultural traditions around the world, it is open to other institution and a much more wider public.

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