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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  • With a taxi, only those of yellow color, and for less money can be reached from the Centre of Arica to the archaeological museum, the taxi drops you off on the path and walk a little more than half a block, San Juan joined with the old stay, an entry is paid and you can enjoy meet the wonderful and fascinating history of the ancient civilization as well as small boat as it worked in the extraction of olive oil and the cultivation of olives you can tour all observing and learning other stories. In the Museum the most shocking are the mummies. It is worth to visit this place left me speechless.
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  • A must-see, this museum samples in a beautiful and didactic all the Chinchorro culture, their way of life and worldview. Located in a beautiful location in the Azapa Valley, where you can appreciate the splendor of the sector.
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  • Here you can see when behind a museum there is a University with funds which finances that the things that they do. Very good all over!
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  • Is partially closed for remodeling, no doubt sample Chinchorro, historically is perhaps the most relevant area
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  • A pleasant walk that allows to know the culture small boat, in particular their mummification process.
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  • Good place to visit
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  • Knowledge of the culture de.mi country Chile and its influence originating de.pueblos
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