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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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Interesting information about Incan life

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had heard about this small museum in Salta center and asked our guide to get us back in time from our drive to and from Humahuaca Gorge and we are so glad we made it. It is a fascinating look at the Incan religious sacrifice of children called capacocha. Three mummified children in amazing shape are rotated through the... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Worth it. Well-preserved mummies are interesting, but the whole story around it is a clear plus! Pre-inca, inca, Andes... Even if small, it is well organized and with a lot of audiovisual material.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great accounts of the history and story of the Inca tribes in the Salta region. At the time of your visit, you will be able to see one of the three children that were recovered from the mountain. Amazing to see.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Even if you're just spending a day or two in the city proper, you should check this out. Archeologists did an awesome job with what's become the jewel of this museum: three mummified children from the Inca period with clothes and all. The rest of the museum is interesting as well. Reduced fees for Argentinean residents.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Small (so doesn't take long to get round it), informative (in English), well presented and much more interesting than I'd expected.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a small exhibit of items and mummies found by archeologists on a dig in the Andes. Lots of information (in English too) about the dig, Inca culture, what happened to the children, and what you are seeing. Worth your time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Quite small, about worth admission, has a fair amount of English which is rare in Latin America. I am glad no photography is allowed for ethical reasons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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