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MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta

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Address: Mitre 77, Salta 4400, Argentina
Phone Number: 54 387 437 0499
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So the primary reason for our visit was because we had heard about the Llullaillaco children and were completely intrigued. There is a lot of information and things to see before... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

So the primary reason for our visit was because we had heard about the Llullaillaco children and were completely intrigued. There is a lot of information and things to see before you get to the child mummy displayed, and the artifacts and information are well presented. There is good info in English. 'The Maiden' was displayed when we visited and... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum with a good amount of English (though room for more). Wonderful artifact displays, beautiful mountain and volcano photographs. The child mummies are well preserved and very respectfully displayed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The place is wwll organized, and we can learn about the expeditions to research as well as abiut the INCA' empire

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you have a little bit of time, do not hesitate to visit this museum. You will learn a lot about the history and the archeology of the region.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Not a huge amount to see but the topic is very interesting about Inca life Written in good English -finally you come to the mummified diminitive child buried in the High Andes as a human sacarifice.What can one say?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Incredibly interesting high altitude excavation museum, loads of info in English. Free entry for women on international women's day. Don't miss it if you're in salta

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you are in salta it's worth to go there. You get to know about the history of the region. It's small, and the info is also written in english *take ur student card- 3 times cheaper:))

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Salviac, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This small museum in the centre of Salta was well laid out, modern with description in English explaining how the mummies were discovered and their history. Well lit and displayed, a must if you are in Salta.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I found this museum to be very interesting, yet disturbing. The museum have explantions in English, but some videos are in Spanish only. The museum depicture the custom of sacrifying children to the Inka gods and the three mummie children found at 6500 above sea level close to Salta. You'll see one of them at display at any given time.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

A very nice museum with loads of information in both Spanish and English about the Inka-culture. There are some nice things on display and always one Inka-child as well (just one at a time because of preservation purposes). We got to see the lightning girl which was cool. Remember to bring your student/ISIC-card, there´s a discount!

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