The Arthur Ross Terrace will be closed this morning, Tuesday, October 21, for a private cultural observance. You many observe smoke and/or fire coming from the Terrace at that time. The FDNY has been notified in advance, and all safety precautions are in place. The Terrace will reopen at 1 pm.
The Museum's wide variety of Incan artifacts represents the breadth of their empire. Inca maintained ethnic diversity throughout their vast territory, ruling over different regions and maintaining a smooth flow of people and goods with the help of a sophisticated road system.
Inca were talented masons, as seen in their stone models and architecture. In some cases, the masonry is so finely jointed that a knife blade does not fit between the stone joints.