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Cementerio Chauchilla, Nazca

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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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  • a short distance from Nazca journey, that we made in a car rented in Lima. They are burials abieros, with mummies that ahn already able to rescue qu there were many looting.
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  • With only 8 soles entry fee, you should definitely visit this place. Especially if you have the opportunity to have a good guide like we did, the place can offer great information about some cultural ...  read more »
  • An amazing place. In the company of skeletons and under the rays of the Sun experience unusual sensations. Guide left me alone with dead and gone the machine. Half an hour later I wandered among the graves in all alone. Terrific atmosphere! As if peremeŝaeš′sâ several centuries ago.
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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.
  • Creepy and interesting place! Mummies more than 2,000 years old are open to see.
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  • Special place, it has unfortunately been looted almost in its entirety, you can see remains of human by all over the place and feel bones as combines death with the desert.
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  • That wonder to our culture.
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