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16 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit the National Museum of Anthropology

National Museum of anthropology

Have you ever been visited the museum before? Are the museums uninteresting for you? Don’t have enough time to visit? So you are not a fan of museums? Well, here are the 16 Photos that will definitely make you want to visit the museum, especially the National Museum of Anthropology in Manila.

  1. The Hallway
This hallway is located at the ground floor. This is one of my favourite part inside National Museum of Anthropology. The natural light coming from the outside through the panel of the glass door adds more relaxing ambiance.

2. The Loomweaver

National Museum Guide
This is the weaving loom used to create clothes and colorful garments like what we commonly see from indigenous people from Cordillera province, Mindanao and other regions of the Philippines.

3. Baybayin

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Baybayin written at the window pane.
The National Museum of Anthropology has a room for Baybayin-related artifacts and records. What’s really amazed me is, they have a different collection of ancient writing system not only the Baybayin but also  Hanunuod and Buhid. Some were written in Bamboo and wooden idols.

4. The Laguna Copper

National Museum Guide
One of the most precious treasures that will probably tell the lifestyle of early people who live here in the Philippines during 10th century AD is the Laguna Copper-plate, a thin piece of copper sheet with a written script found on Lumbang River, Laguna De Bay. The type of script used in the Laguna Copperplate Inscription has been identified as Early Kawi Script, which is basically a writing system that originated in the Indonesian island of Java.

5. Mats and Baskets Container

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6. Cannons

These are the Portuguese Cannons found in the San Diego Shipwreck.

8. Bangsamoro traditional instruments

Kulintang: Maranao Musical Instrument

9. Bangsamoro Traditional Costumes

10. Korsi

Kulintang: Maranao Musical Instrument.

11. Weapons and Armors

Swords and armour of early Filipino. 

12. Ivory, Porcelain and Ceramics

Plates mostly came from China, ceramics, and different kinds of jar came from Thailand dating around the 15th century.
National Museum Ceramics

13. The Manuggul Jar

I often see Manuggul Jar only in the old 1000 peso bill before, but now I have seen it personally. Manuggul Jar is a burial jar excavated from a Neolithic burial site in the Manunggul cave, Palawan.

14. Treasure of San Diego

Katana in silt found on the shipwreck of San Diego.

15. Anthromorphic Jars

One of the greatest archeological treasures in the Philippines is the large anthropomorphic jars found in the dense mountain of Pinol, Maitum in Saranggani province. These prehistoric large jars containing the remains of ancient people which was dated approximately 5 BC to 370 AD.
This is the diorama of the cave where they found those anthropomorphic jars.

16. The Building itself

Apart from the valuable and historical things that you could see inside the museum, the building itself is already worth a visit.

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