Our Peruvian history is full of samples, works, ceramics among other vestiges that make us remember all that history of where we come from, and this Santa Maria museum is no exception of all that archaeological sample dating from the Pre ceramic, early horizon, late, showing objects from the Nazca, Tiahuanacu, Wari, among others.
In which you can see the feather cloaks, Inca relics, skeletal remains of human sacrifice, gold and silver objects, models among other products that are displayed to the public.
At the beginning, its main exhibition was to show Momia Juanita, a girl of approximately 12 to 14 years old, a very famous pre-Hispanic mummy recognized worldwide, which was found well preserved.
According to the investigations they add that it would have been as an offering to honor the snowy Ampato, sacred mountain. It was found at 6,288 meters above sea level in September 1995 by researchers Jose Antonio, Miguel Zarate and Johan Reinhard.
After being studied and exhibited for many years at the Museum of the Universidad Católica Santa María, it was transferred to the new site named Museo Santuarios Andinos on March 26, 1997.
However, this museum still continues to show us several relics of our culture, our legendary past that thanks to them today we know about our origins, ancestors and the importance of each one of them; therefore, it deserves to be visited.
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To find this museum you must go to 110 La Merced Street in Arequipa.
Visiting hours are from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 18:00 and Sundays from 9:00 to 15:00, you can do it as a family with your children to understand more about our culture or with friends.
As I mentioned there are many valuable objects to see:
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