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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  • Think that, even before the Egyptians, the Sumerians existed, and that even before that they the Chinchorro existed and achieved some amazing mummification process, really makes you think. Although of course they were aided by the weather.
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  • It is a very nice space, very well manicured details, everything we see and learn a little of our ancestors is impressive.
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  • Many don't know this, but Arica is home to the oldest artificial mummies in the world and some 3000 years older than the Egyptian mummies! The Chinchorro culture lived on these coasts between 10000 an...  more »