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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  • It is incredible to have access to this information. Chincorro mummies are very well consevadas and really can learn much from them. History is palpable, the Museum is beautiful, clean and well organized. Not to be missed.
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  • Really beautiful. Is small compared to others but the building is incredible, with excellent design, clean, all with reviews and directions. The conservation of the mummies is incredible. An experience...
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  • This way to the Azapa Valley, is a museum that can go calmly and in a short time, it is very interesting, ideal with children so know a bit of the culture
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