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Museo Momias Chinchorro

Camino Azapa km. 12, Arica, Chile
+56 58 220 5555
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Mummies of Spontaneously Aborted Foetuses

We're not burying the lede here: that's what this place is. The Chinchorros had a hard go of it... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Shawnino
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Halifax, Canada
Interesting

Probably the most interesting museum of northern Atacama Desert. A must visit if you are in the... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
MisticoOutdoors
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Iquique, Chile
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Camino Azapa km. 12, Arica, Chile
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+56 58 220 5555
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

We're not burying the lede here: that's what this place is. The Chinchorros had a hard go of it with life expectancy in the low 30s, largely due to lead poisoning and other hazards of living 7,000 years ago. The lead made carrying babies to...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Probably the most interesting museum of northern Atacama Desert. A must visit if you are in the area.

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

The exhibit is excellent, but it is hard to get to this place. Also, the museum is too dark and tickets waaay too expensive. The surroundings are beautiful.

Thank Claudio M
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

It is extremely interesting to visit this museum. You get to see the oldest mummies in the world and as interesting as it is, it is also heartbreaking (you get to see mummies that were stillborn and their mothers have kept them). I was very...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

considering we had no clue about this topic we now are almost experts thanks to the very well done exposition and to the perfect audio guide. easy to reach and very cheap for what you get.

Thank Alex W
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Michael Palin, in his otherwise excellent travel book 'Full Circle', travelled to Arica but didn't mention anything except the train journey to la Paz. How could he overlook the Chinchorro mummies, the oldest mummies in the world and twice as old as anything in Egypt?...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

The mummies are in glass but very visible and there are many of them. Not something you see everyday and a must see when in Arica

Thank Tamara S
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great place to take your family and learn about one of the oldest civilizations in the world! A must see attraction if you are in the area.

Thank Stephen R
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Oldest mummies in the world are here and the story of how they were made. Never thought about S America as a place for mummies, but these really helped tell the story of the history of the area with the artifacts left behind.

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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

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 and 4000 years ago and made themselves immortal by mummifying their...More

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