Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa, Arica

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At Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa, come face to face with the oldest mummies ever discovered. Accessible by a dirt road in the middle of the baking Atacama Desert, the small university-run museum displays important exhibits. Tour the museum on your own with the help of a guide book, available in several languages. Find the famous Chincorro mummies, dating from between 7020 and 1500 BCE and believed to be the oldest in the world, and don't miss the petroglyph park, the museum's outdoor exhibit of indigenous stone carvings. See Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa and all Arica has to offer by arranging your trip with our Arica tour website .
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  • worth exploring thousands of years of history of the region's ancestral cultures, a very good conservation work
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  • Excellent museum near Arica, very well maintained, with modern facilities covering up to 10,000 years ago the Andean culture of altiplanica. The most impressive are the bedbug mummies, the oldest in the world.
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  • An outstanding small museum showing the craftsmanship of the influence of the Tiwanaku and Inca empires. The textiles and pottery are just beautiful and delicate. If you take a look at the photos, you can get an idea. Part of it, is a new wing showing some artifacts of the Chinchorro culture and some mummies, the oldest remains of artificially mummified human remains in the world. They are 2.000 years older than those of Egipt. A real MUST if you travel to Arica. You can take an Uber, bus or taxi. Not expensive at all. (If you do, look up the information, because it’s explained only in Spanish)
  • Nice place. Well organized place to visit
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