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“Make sure you have a guide”

Cementerio Chauchilla
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Half-Day Chauchilla Cementery Tour from Nazca
Ranked #4 of 33 things to do in Nazca
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Owner description: This cemetery holds the mummified remains of members of the Nasca culture, dating back between 200 BC and 500 AD.
Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Make sure you have a guide”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Well worth a visit. Very interesting and our guide was very informative. Amazing how intact the mummies are and that there are bones just lying around the area. Glad we went first thing in the morning to avoid the heat and it was great that we had the place to ourselves for the first half hour or so. It really added to the experience.

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lots of hair and bones”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

This is well worth the trip. You can readily arrange a taxi for about 50-60 soles, saves a visit to the obligatory workshops if you go with a tour. It's a pretty but desolate location. It's clear many many more tombs await excavation. Evening light was lovely. The small museum has two amazing mummies, look for the skin and leg hairs on the male!

Visited June 2013
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Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Worth a Visit”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Located in the dry, windy desert, this grave-site is a fascinating look into the culture at the time. The well preserved mummies give this place a very eerie feeling. It is sad that this site has been heavily desecrated by grave robbers over the centuries. Make sure you visit this site with a well informed guide.

Visited May 2013
Thank Tina C
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“If you love history.....don't miss this place.”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

A long ride ...about 30 k through dusty roads ( the last few k are dusty) brings you to this lonely but ancient historic cemetery. If you are a lover of history or human evolution, this place will be of great interest to you.These are open tombs with mummies preserved from prehispanic era......We had an excellent guide who was very patient in answerign the numerous questions i had for him. Again a big thank you to http://www.ecstravel.com/en/ who organised our guide and trip as an add on.

Visited April 2013
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Te Puke, NZ
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Keep a tissue handy.”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

We took photos of these mummies but won't be printing any as it feels like defiling those long dead. Our tour guide was excellent, talking reverently about each mummy and where it was buried. A very interesting place to visit and quite emotional but it isn't protected and will deteriorate in time if the government does not atke action. It is hot there so take plenty of water, sunscreen and a hat.

Visited April 2013
Thank Cherie M
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