Cementerio Chauchilla, Nazca

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#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Ica Region
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. With our international travel planner, Nazca attractions like Cementerio Chauchilla can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Very interesting to do absolutely more magic than the cooler museums recommends on the road the track is good even by car
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  • I recommend a guided tour that has a bit of this place. Cost of 120salt for 4 persons. Entrance ticket for 8 salts per person. Little has already been here. The graves were plundered but the mummified bodies that can be looked at have survived perfectly. The way of laying had a very important significance in the culture of Nasca. I would give such 4.5 stars on 5.
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  • Many told us it was weird as a visit. On the contrary in memory of this civilization, it is important. We learn a lot with a guide, entrance very cheap.
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  • This place is very cool!! It's crazy how you can pretty much walk on the trails they have marked and on both sides are bones and pieces of bones all over the place. It's hard to believe that a place like this even exists. When we went we were the only people there, we had the whole place to ourselves to explore. I believe we were there for about an hour, I wouldn't see why needing to be there any longer would be the case. It was very hot that day, and each of the main tombs had a shaded area to keep them preserved a little better. I would recommend this to anyone that wants a unique sightseeing trip. Its not for everyone though..
  • Very interesting the dry desert air keeps the mommies intact 30 minutes drive from Nazca look out for desert Owls once off the main road.
  • Amazing sight where you can see the actual mummies still in their original graves. 12 open to view including children and pottery. 100's more grave but unfortunately they have been robbed at some point and have no contents. Nothing else here so it's a stand alone visit.
  • An ancient graveyard in the middle of nowhere, about two hours far from Nazca. Most of the mummies and ancient pottery were stolen and sold in archeological black markets. The remaining mummies are placed in restored tombs in the open air, well preserved. A different place to visit in Peru
  • Exciting place to visit. Full of history and interesting facts.
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