Paracas History Museum - Juan Navarro Hierro

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Paracas History Museum - Juan Navarro Hierro

Paracas History Museum - Juan Navarro Hierro
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Al P
6 contributions
This is interesting, but basic
Mar 2020
This is a small museum and worth the 10 Soles. It will take about 1 hour to view in detail, shorter if you skim. They are trying their best but an injection of government funding would help...
Written April 13, 2020
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JohnLaw
San Ignacio, Belize152 contributions
Amazing little museum in Paracas
Nov 2019
If you are looking for interesting history look no further, this museum has some of the best examples of the elongated skulls on the PLANET. Thanks to Brien Forrester, they have collected great samples from local "grave diggers" that have found preserved skulls some still have hair, red hair. If you are medically inclined you will notice the sutures are missing from the skulls or in the wrong locations indicating some strange biology. If you are in Paracas stop by and take a tour, recommended.
Written November 14, 2019
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Loftie1
Aylesbury, UK360 contributions
Interesting
Apr 2019 • Couples
Very interesting to visit this small museum, some history about different cultures but it was the skulls that drew everyones attention. It was very inexpensive to visit so worth it if you have the time.
Written May 11, 2019
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Coach_Izzy
Seattle, WA91 contributions
What a pleasant surprise
Dec 2018 • Couples
This museum is small but we spent almost two hours as we learned with fascination about the anatomical differences in the Paracas people, their approach and objectives for cranial surgery, and their influence on other Peruvian cultures and history. I'd definitely return!
Written February 3, 2019
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pkwhitley
Kusadasi, Turkey6 contributions
Amazing!
Oct 2018 • Couples
This place is amazing and Fabio is very passionate about the Paracas traditions and is trying to get more research into these amazing artifacts. The strange thing was at first we coundn’t find it and the locals in the town didn’t even know about it.

It’s located in the new Marina area next to SAN Austin Hotel (where we staying). If you go to Paracas, then check out this little museum dedicated to the Paracas ancient people and say hello to Fabio.
Written November 10, 2018
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infoG1135DY
65 contributions
Very glad to have seen it
Aug 2018 • Couples
Although we had on our reserve-trip not time to see the Museum, we went there with a private guide Augusto, who told us a lot about the Paracas culture. It was very interesting!
Written September 5, 2018
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TBIRDMAN
NC340 contributions
Very interesting
May 2018
This museum provide a very interesting part of the people and their burial customs many years ago . There is other items and a short movie to watch .
Written June 2, 2018
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Jwvv
Marietta, GA536 contributions
A Must See
Nov 2017 • Couples
Small but worth every moment. Do not leave Paracus without seeing these 40+ elongated skulls. Also one 'star child' skull.
Written December 9, 2017
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Philippa W
London, UK37 contributions
Small, but fascinating selection of weird and wonderful artefacts
Oct 2017 • Solo
This was probably the second best 'museum' i visited in Peru, although calling it a 'museum' is a little ambitious, it is a room with a collection of quite random articles from different cultures and limited information on any of them. However.....the things that they have are really interesting and if you don't have the funds, time or inclination to go to some of the bigger museums in Lima, this is a great way to see some of the famous elongated and mis-shapen skulls that Peru is known for - and they are quite macabre and not like anything i had ever seen. They also have some nice examples of day to day culture, like an example of the quipa knots, as well as art pieces. It is right next to the place you get your tickets for the Ballestas Islands, so you may as well pop in.
Written November 8, 2017
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awningsman
Toronto, Canada138 contributions
Very small local musium
Oct 2017 • Couples
Expected a lot more but the museum was very small. The only interesting part was the elongated sculls. Was not expensive to get in but would not go out of my way to see it.
Written November 2, 2017
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