The U.S Army has a hidden treasure room chock-full of historical weaponry, military artifacts, and 16,000 pieces of art. Buzfeed, last year took a tour in the highly secured building and revealed the spectacular crown jewels of the American Military History.
Look at the photos below and take a virtual tour of this facility.
Do you remember the final scene out of Indiana Jones where the Ark of the Covenant is boxed up and wheeled through an endless government warehouse?
Well, that place actually exist and is called the center of Millitary History
It’s located 30 minutes outside Washington, D.C., at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. The building itself is very nondescript…
Behind a series of highly alarmed doors
long, cement, camera-laden hallways
lays the highly sophisticated, climate-controlled treasure room where the Army keeps its most precious artifacts
Behind the giant doors lie the Army’s historic collection of weaponry.
The room consists of dozens of collapsable “hallways” filled with the richest American firearm collection on the planet.
Collection,stacked with priceless items.
Another portion of the warehouse consists of endless rows of gigantic airtight lockers.
Part of the Collection are also 16,000 pieces of fine art the Army owns
The massive collection consists of donated and commissioned pieces. Much of the art was painted by soldiers who experienced their subjects in real life.During World War I, the Army began commissioning artists to deploy into the war zone and paint the scenes they observed. This practice has continued to this day. Much of the museum’s collection consists of these commissioned wartime pieces. The collection also keeps hold of valuable donated military art and historical pieces dating back to the Mexican American War.
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