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Visited the museum as part of an all day tour. Seeing the oldest mummies in the world was fascinating. The have other artifacts from various cultures and periods as well. would like to have spent more time there.
The mummies are the highlight but there are artefacts from cultures from 9000 BCE to today all beautifully displayed and interpreted. The descriptions are in Spanish but we had a local English speaking guide who was very knowledgeable. Recommended.
Well worthwhile for a visit (despite its location a little outside town) is this museum's nice collection of "chinchorro mummies" (about 20 of them each in like a rectangular bin and all in a big room to see behind a glass wall) which to me...More
Okay to incorporate into a tour. A fair distance from down town (30 mins drive). One of the few significant sites to see in the area with mummies dating back 6,000 years. No flash photography was allowed but photos were permitted. All exhibition display information...More
The Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa can be found on the road East out of Arica, in the Azapa Valley. You will find a variety of displays and dioramas here that detail the history of the peoples who have lived in this area over...More
We visited this museum as part of a day tour on cruise ship stop in Arica, Chile. The highlight is a room that displays a selection of the oldest mummies in the world that predated the Egyptian golden age.
The museum is quite small but...More
If you ever go to Arica, this museum is a must. Located after a short trip from Arica. This museum and the town itself is worth to be discovered. The surroundings are very calm as San Miguel de Azapa is a quiet town.
We visited this rather pokey little museum as part of a larger tour of the azapa valley. It's associated with the local university.
Museum seems to consist of two buildings featuring a variety of artifacts documenting the development of olive farming in the region and...More
There was a lot to see here from an original olive press to Early stone cooking items, to pictographs on stone, to mummified remains. I am not big on mummies, so to me that was not a draw. But many people seemed to be extremely...More