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Cementerio Chauchilla

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Address: Nazca, Peru

This cemetery holds the mummified remains of members of the Nasca culture,...

This cemetery holds the mummified remains of members of the Nasca culture, dating back between 200 BC and 500 AD.

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If you have an extra day in Nazca, after viewing the famous lines, Chauchilla is definitely worth a visit. Ancient mummies still exist, and the tombs offer hints into a culture... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My favourite place in a ver long time. We went at 4.30pm just before sunset. It was magical. Very, very windy, take something to cover your head. It is in the middle of nowhere - a very special place,

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

cant believe these mummies have been there so long!! Great nazca tours took us out there, great knowledge not rushed fantastic site to see

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Excepted something different after watching Indiana Jones movie. Not much there really. It's ok, I guess you learn a little bit of their history.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

If you have an extra day in Nazca, after viewing the famous lines, Chauchilla is definitely worth a visit. Ancient mummies still exist, and the tombs offer hints into a culture lost in time.

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Winchester, Tennessee
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

After the Nazca Lines, I would say this is the second most interesting place. Go with a guide, I forget the cost but it wasnt too much. Plus, you're going to want a taxi to wait for you, about 45 minutes for us to walk through but would not be easy to find a return taxi. The sight of the... More 

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Trujillo, Peru
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

To go on your own would be ill-advised. There is no signage to explain about anything and whilst the mummies are great to look at, a guide is necessary to really understand everything.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

The experience can be enhanced with a good guide, but it's hard to tell if you are getting one until you actually get there. Much of the site is reconstructed with some staging. Overall not a bad way to kill a few hours and learn about a pre-incan culture

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We couldn't believe what we were seeing here - mummies and their prized belongings found by archaeologists under vast desert space in Nazca. While a number of graves have been dug up, countless more remain undiscovered due to lack of funding. The bodies have been well maintained and it is incredible how life like they still are, especially their long... More 

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Reviewed 24 December 2016

This place could a place that one may go through. However, we were extremely fortunate to visit with Emilio, a tour guide recommended by our Casa Andina. The guide made every detail of the visit alive and extremely relevant to the visit. He covered the purpose and history of this place, but brought it alive with the cultural aspects of... More 

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Lara, Australia
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is a wonderful way to look into the past, a visit to the Inca cemetary and see the mummies of this once great civilisation, will never be forgotten.

Thank L121ULian

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