Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa near Arica, Chile. This small building holds the remains of five of the oldest mummies in the world which have been recovered. The mummies which are found here date some two thousand years before the Egyptians ever showed evidence of practicing mumification.
|The oldest known mummies in the world.|
|Hunting and fishing tools used by the early people of the northern Chile region. The museum lists its artifacts in chronological order ranging about three thousand years. As time goes on better uses of pottery and fishing techniques begin to emerge.|
|The people of the area were also known to produce oil from flowers and plants and some of these lamps were found to have been used here much earlier than thought of in other parts of early America.|
|The father of the universe, Pachatata. His face is found in many places around Chile and Peru.|
|Old yet preserved puma skin masks worn by hunters.|
|Outfit worn by the high chief in later colonial times.|