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

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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 find out how to plan a trip to Salta, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • For once, I think, but it would not return. We saw a video of the moment in which the children were removed from mountain. There was only one exhibition, the girl of lightning.
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  • The 100 pesos which is the buy-in worth paying it. Very educational and the effort to keep intact the found objects can be seen. It is shocking to see the State of conservation of the mummies.
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  • Very good Museum, totally didactic, neat, dynamic, very well attended, with explanations, both excellent staff as is visual or reading material. Be able to see at least one mummy of the children of the lullayllaco, is shocking. Not to be missed-
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  • Three dead children were found in 1999 near the summit of Llullailaco, a 6,739 metres volcano. They were sacrifices in an Inca religious ritual more than 500 years ago and were placed inside a small chamber. It's an extremely powerful (and controversial) experience to come face-to-face with them but a must visit museum in Salta if you want go learn more about the Inca culture!
  • Very Good! But sad that they are hiding the two last treasures (the to children). You only are going to see one of them.
  • Very nice museum with great history. 3 mummies found on top of mountain. Too bad you can't take pics inside
  • Very unique museum. Must see, the child exposed is very impressive. Low light, but good to see. Only one child is exposed to preserve the children, every 6 months there will be another child. The terrace outside is nice for a drink!
  • This museum disappointed me, but I have come to expect this in latin America. First there is ample space in this museum to display the prime objects of interest; the children mummies. Yet they display only one at a time. The reason you come to this museum; to see the mummies! And the lighting is really quite bad; OK I understand the mummies have to be protected but the rest of the displays are so dark as to be worthless. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when they were designing this place! You cannot take photos. I never use flash but some people will use flash or don't even know how to turn it off; this is unfortunate for everyone.
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