MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, Salta

Categories: Natural History Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 4,400+ reviews on the web
Gain a new perspective on the Inca culture at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta. Dedicated to one of the most important archeological finds of the 20th century--the discovery of three sacrificed children at the top of the Llullaillaco volcano--the museum unravel some the mysteries of this fabled culture. You can come shockingly close to the institution's key attraction, the mummified and almost perfectly preserved remains of one the three children. Check the website for guided tours, the easiest way to experience the museum's exhibits. To visit MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta on your holiday in Salta, and find out what else Salta has to offer, use our Salta itinerary builder.
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  • Excellent content. Very interesting and impressionable in the case of the mummies. It is educational and very enjoyable. The route is short, but gives to stop at each section, watch, read, watch videos. Beyond that, by comments from some locals, the history of the mummies is not as well as they have it. The children were not sacrificed (not the Incas practiced these rites with humans) and, apparently, the National Geographic tried to make a business which, fortunately, failed. Aside from this, the recommendation is to go and draw their own conclusions.
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  • Not to be missed. Visit to learn more about the inca culture. Impressive Mummies and very well-armed Museum
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  • We could only see one of the mummies, but the truth is that the explanation and as take you on the journey is more than interesting, recommended
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  • The Llullaillaco Children exhibit is unique and justifies the visit. The placards in English and Spanish are informative. I was hoping for a larger array of artifacts and in particular I was surprised that there was so little ancient artwork. Overall, I would definitely recommend a quick visit when you're in Salta, but it won't take long to see the whole museum.
  • Interesting and very nice place. Admission price fits the contents and quality.
  • El museo es bastante lindo.
  • Imperdible!
  • The contents of the Museum found me very interesting, but I dislike the fact that exhibit the desecration of a body for profit, that by the beliefs they buried them in the high mountains. They will say "is an archaeological find okay to be exibidos", but do not understand that it is the same that desecrating a tomb in the cemetery, which beliefs are buried in a way, steal the body and that the exiban to profit from it.
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