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Cementerio Chauchilla, Nazca
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See if you can solve the mystery of a long-gone culture at Cementerio Chauchilla, a cemetery containing pre-Columbian mummified human remains and other artifacts from the period. Discovered in the 1920s, the site was used for around 600 to 700 years by the Nazca culture, the last time in the 9th century. The remains are well preserved due to the dry desert climate and various aspects of the funeral rites performed by the culture. With hair and skin still visible on the bodies in these open tombs, this cultural exhibit is a powerful introduction into the belief system of a native culture. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Nazca holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Cementerio Chauchilla and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It can be visited is not very large but shows much of the mores of his time very sorry that they have been plundered by unscrupulous people. Well that now at least try to protect them should visit
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  • This is a wonderful way to look into the past, a visit to the Inca cemetary and see the mummies of this once great civilisation, will never be forgotten. 
  • Review is very subjective. I recommend natures not impressionable and inquisitive. Before me have already pretty much wrote about the remains, how to get there. It's wet. Add one-quite sad to be there, the dead haunt. The feeling of humiliation and bruises as if their souls are on the knees or just lie on the ground and asking for something. Guide to take do not advise, TC, this place still belongs to the campaigns "one on one" classified as "intimately".
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  • This place is so interesting... and a little creepy. It's incredible to see the mummies and the way they have been preserved for almost 2000 years. Although the are down in pits, you get a really good view of them because they're so close. There are a few different pits and quite a few mummies (I'm convinced some of them were looking at me!) If you make the trip to Nazca to see the lines, try to get here as well. I did it as a tour from the town because I stayed overnight. You could do it on your own as well but it's probably better to have a guide give you the history of the place.
  • Nice mummies! You can also find some random bones in your path.
  • Creepy and interesting place! Mummies more than 2,000 years old are open to see.
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