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Unit: The Americas

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The British Museum holds thousands of objects from the Americas. Discover the Nazca and Inca peoples, the ancient Mayan city of Yaxchilian and Aztec turquoise mosaics. The collection of The British Museum also explores the art of the Native inhabitants of Canada and the United States, while illustrating the effect of European contact and colonization on their communities.