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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  • Despite the excellent reviews of travel guides, the only interesting Museum are the chinchorro culture mummies
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  • This museum is a little bit out of the city, going up to Azapa valley, but the trip and the environment around the museum gives a unique atmosphere. The museum was insightful and entertaining. There i...  more »
  • The Museum is recommended for children and adults, it is beautiful, and has a good tour, abroad has a space with trees, to rest and to take photographs and clean.
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