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- Chauchilla Cemetery
- THE AMERICAS
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- Death Valley
- 1000AD - 1099AD
- Nazca Lines, Cahuachi,
about Chauchilla Cemetery
Chauchilla Cemetery is an ancient Nazca burial ground in the town of Nazca, Peru. Relatively unknown, particularly when compared to the world famous Nazca Lines, Chauchilla Cemetery dates back to 1000 AD and is one of the most open displays of mummified bodies.
Chauchilla Cemetery has been severely looted over the centuries, as a result of which many of the graves are open displaying incredibly well preserved Nazca corpses in the original cloth in which they were laid to rest. All of the corpses face east in accordance with the Nazca culture and they are all in the sitting position.
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Address: Nazca, Peru
Phone: (511) 574 8000 (Tourist Board)
Probably the most popular way to get to Nazca from Lima is to book in advance with a tour operator, but here are some directions for those planning to go independently. By bus from Lima, Ica or Paracas, you can take the Cruz del Sol buses, which take approximately 7-8 hours (from Lima). There are also overnight buses from Arequipa and Cuzco, taking between 9 and 14 hours. You can also fly from Lima to Nazca for a day trip.
Tour prices vary.
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