“CUCHIMILCO Y EL BICENTENARIO” EXIBITION SHOWS MILCO AS SPORTS AND CULTURE AMBASSADOR
The cauldron that traveled throughout Peru along with the torch relay caravan—covering 6,500 km for 23 days— is still lit and can be seen in Culturaymi at Parque de la Exposición.
“Cuchimilco y el Bicentenario” exhibition —showcased at the Byzantine pavilion in CULTURAYMI— aims at connecting sports values and culture through Milco, the Lima 2019 Pan American Games official mascot, and encouraging visitors’ interest in Peru’s archaeological heritage.
The activity, organized by the Bicentennial Special Project, highlights the importance of ancient Peruvian activities and the presence of Milco as a mythic pre-Hispanic character who has transcended time and space to promote sports values.
The educational exhibit includes guides who will teach us where cuchimilcos were found, the transformations they experienced over time, their religious meaning and the cosmovision of the inhabitants of the central zone of Lima.
Children can participate in games, and adults can share their wishes for the Bicentennial of Peru’s independence. The exhibition will run until September 1 from 11:00 to 20:00 and includes guided visits.
PAN AMERICAN FLAME
On the other hand, the very same cauldron that traveled throughout Peru along with the torch relay caravan—covering 6,500 km for 23 days— is still lit and can be seen in Culturaymi at Parque de la Exposición.
Visitors can witness the unyielding symbolic Pan American flame and even take pictures with it.
The colorful cauldron, which is decorated with Lima 2019 patterns, can be found next to the stage at the Flag Plaza, alongside the Bicentennial of Peru's Independence fountain. This location makes the flame even more symbolic, as the path traveled by Lima 2019 is also an essential part of Peru’s Bicentennial Celebrations.