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. Our Arica trip itinerary planner makes visiting Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa and other Arica attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 13, 2017
    It has two parts. One that recreates the industry of the olive tree in the Valle de Azapa, and the other, more new and interesting, is what are the Chinchorro culture mummies. This últioma collection is world-class. It is the oldest mummies in the world. Even more than the famous mummies of Egypt. The place is also nestled in an oasis in the middle of the desert.
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  • August 9, 2017
    The Archaeological Museum of San Miguel de Azapa is famous for its collections of petroglyphs and mummies of Chinchorro, which are recognized around the world for being the oldest in the world, with a close to the 7,000 A.P. data What makes and therefore to the same Museum in one of the almost required at the time of visit the XV Arica and Parinacota region. Par arrive can be by media individuals or by taxi-collective (yellow), which depart from the outskirts of the International Terminal of Arica and have a value of $1,000 pesos per person until km. 12 or the town of San Miguel de Azapa which is where is located the Museum, taxis leave them a block from the Museum your entry has a value of $2,000 pesos adults and $1,000 pesos children and within it as well as the mummies will find other bones, part of the culture and presence of indigenous peoples and people of African descent. 100% RECOMMENDED.
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  • August 9, 2017
    A museum very modern and well maintained; You must know it, anyway. With a beautiful setting.
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  • July 19, 2017
    Wonderful place, good exposure of the culture of the hammocks. Nice visit
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  • July 21, 2017
    I feel disappointed, there is fabrics, dyeing, accessories, little mummies, nor compared as the Museum was in the 1980. They say that 1 year ago are in the process of remodeling.
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  • March 21, 2017
    Is partially closed for remodeling, no doubt sample Chinchorro, historically is perhaps the most relevant area
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  • June 20, 2017
    Historical place that gives us with its mummies chinchorro
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  • February 10, 2017
    A pleasant walk that allows to know the culture small boat, in particular their mummification process.
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