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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  • Very good displays of the culture Chinchorra, beautiful Museum in a beautiful place of the Valley of Azapa. To few kms from the center of the city.
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  • Located in the Valley of Azapa, of difficult access in locomotion collective, charge entry without differentiation despite be managed by the University of Tarapacá, the receptionist not provides information, only is limits to collect. There is a self-guided, which would not be provided indicating that only the system is used for foreign tourists. Best, the mummies of Chinchorro, despite being closed two rooms of the Museum which did not involve reduction in the entrance.
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  • Great museum! Contains mummies from the oldest civilization in the Americas and probably one of the oldest in the world!