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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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Good explanations in spanish and english

Very good and interesting information about the Incan culture in the andean mountains and in northern argentina.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Biel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Very good and interesting information about the Incan culture in the andean mountains and in northern argentina.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

very nice but it looks a bit second to the one in Arequipa Peru, but it's always very fascinating to see the strange destiny of this girl some 500 years later...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The museum holds the three (children) mummies found in the top of the Llullaillaco volcano, and explains very well the setting and history around. Mummies are shown only one at a time for conservation purposes, so you'll only one on your visit. Anyway, the museum is very well set up and the regional government deserves being congratulated for it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Fascinating, exceptional museum with exceptional docent. The exhibits were displayed with taste and elegance. The story is so interesting. Even if you do not understand Spanish, this is some of the best time you can spend in all of Argentina

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gulf stream
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Seeing the mummified children at the MAAM is sobering but also a thought-provoking experience. The children were chosen for their physical beauty, now lost, but the ceremonial clothing they wore to their doom is beautiful, testimony to the importance given to their existence and to the meaning of their death. Also fascinating to see the objects -- toys, miniature tools... More 

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is a small, well planned museum with one outstanding exhibit which is displayed perfectly. All the information about this exhibit is well done and makes you appreciate what you are seeing.

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SALTA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

When I visited this place I find that the story was very well conducted through all the references and explanations ( I did not need the audio). When you arrived to the mummy is a great experience, to be in front of the best conservated mummy in the world. The place, beautiful, in a new gothic building, with all the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The museum is well laid out and very tasteful. It requires little interpretation beyond what's offered. It would be nice if more details were offered in English, especially for international visitors. Having higher entry fees for foreigners is always a turnoff, but not uncommon in countries clammering for foreign tourist dollars.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

ok place to visite. the mummy is great but the museum is quite limited to this. I would recommend however cause the mummy is really cool when you read about it and actually see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

There's a ton of information about Incan life and culture, and their eerie practices of child sacrifice. Most of the information is available in English as well as Spanish. The mummies are very well preserved. Aside from the main exhibit there are a few pieces of pottery, textiles, dolls for religious offerings etc, although not a ton of stuff --... More 

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