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MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta

Mitre 77, Salta 4400, Argentina
54 387 437 0499
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Ranked #1 of 34 Attractions in Salta
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This museum is well built and it has an amazing collection with information in English and Spanish. The mummies of 3 kids are the main attraction and the museum uses technology to keep them under the same conditions they were found on the top of the mountain, therefore, it looks like they will open their eyes at any moment! Unfortunately... More 

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Herzlia, Israel
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This museum is not big, but has a most interesting archaeological exhibit. There is much information in English about the findings in the area and about the Inca empire in general. The central show-piece is heartrending, as it is one of the mummified bodies of sacrificed children. The museum has three such mummies and one of them is always on... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a very well organised museum and accessible for non-Spanish speakers like me. The Inca mummies are interesting and the video that explained their discovery really helped me to appreciate the significance of what I was looking at. It is good value for money and not overwhelming as some museums can be.

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Belmont, Lancashire.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is a modest but well attended museum on the main square in Salta. It mainly illustrates the high altitude archaeology finds from Mount Llullaillaco including the haunting sacrificed children, found buried on these peaks and remarkably preserved since those times. The museum is well worth a visit just to see one of these incredible and unique exhibits - be... More 

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Staffordshire
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A unique museum. For English-speaking visitors there is plenty of translated explanation, and the story is absorbing and somewhat chilling to modern eyes. The museum is compact and sensibly the numbers passing through are controlled to avoid over-crowding. A must-visit in Salta.

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Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

all what you Heard about Maya...in just two rooms and for less tan 5 usd. Don't miss the chance to have a walk in the main square as you are there...

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The story behind these three perfectly preserved mummies is fascinating. It is small and only requires thirty minutes of your time. It is nicely laid out and explains in both Spanish and English, the story behind the discovery, and the painstaking work that went into the recovery, research and display of the mummies. Do not miss this little gem.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The museum is very interesting with good information. Also you see one of the three real mummies. But the exibition is very short and you are finished in 15-30min. I would recomend it anyway.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We liked the explanations and the facinating mummy. 40 minutes are sufficient , beautiful pictures as well.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The MAAM is an amazing little museum. Of course the star attraction being one of the three mummies of the sacrificed children. The exhibit features everything that was found around them and does a great job at explaining this ritual. This visit stays in your mind for a long time. Make sure to ask for the free audioguides!

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