Museo Momias Chinchorro, Arica

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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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The city of Arica primarily attracts visitors because of its beaches, although some also pass through on their way to or from other regional destinations. Beachgoers and adventurers alike will find suitable places to stay in Arica. Along the coast, choose from resort-style lodgings and pristine high-rise hotels, jutting out from the main coastal roads. The town center provides hotels and guesthouses ranging from simple to luxurious, with grander options lining the main boulevards and simpler fare dotted along the side streets. For onward travel connections, consider staying by the station or the Pan-American Highway.
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  • Michael Palin, in his otherwise excellent travel book 'Full Circle', travelled to Arica but didn't mention anything except the train journey to la Paz. How could he overlook the Chinchorro mummies, th...  more »
  • The mummies are in glass but very visible and there are many of them. Not something you see everyday and a must see when in Arica  more »
  • Great place to take your family and learn about one of the oldest civilizations in the world! A must see attraction if you are in the area.  more »