Museo Momias Chinchorro, Arica

(4.6/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Explore petroglyphs, pottery, textiles, mummies, and even olives at Museo Momias Chinchorro. Partnered with the university, the museum shows the cultural and anthropological development of the region over the past 10,000 years. The museum is best known for its exhibit on Chinchorro mummies--mummified remains of people of the South American chinchorro culture that lived in Peru and Chile, the world's oldest mummies. Explore exhibits on the textiles and clothing of highland shepherds and their hunting equipment, petroglyphs of pre-Hispanic art, and the historical production of olives. Use our Arica trip itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Museo Momias Chinchorro and other attractions in Arica.
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  • I liked the place, the mummies seem actually to film, mu would have liked to have seen more closely or who had a little more than light
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  • This is a visit that is necessary to know the history of the peoples who settled in Arica. It shows even if not is huge, is very well mounted and the place is beautiful. It is to see the Chinchorro culture at its best and learn from it. Very good service of the staff of the UTA.
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  • Beautiful place, very beautiful experience. Very interesting all that one sees and beautifully presented. A destination must be yes or Yes when traveling to Arica for the first time.
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