Chauchilla Cemetery

Chauchilla Cemetery

The Chauchilla Cemetery offers fascinating archeological insight into how the Nazca cared for their dead. Open tombs allow you to see the ancient remains in repose, decked out in their funerary finery. Some of the graves were looted or damaged by grave robbers, but efforts have been made to carefully restore the site.

Featured in:Archeology, Guided Tours, Ruins
Duration:
2 hrs
Available Days:
Every day
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The Nazca started burying people in the Chauchilla Cemetery starting around 200 AD. In the desert’s arid conditions, the remains have been mummified, and their hair, clothes, and teeth have remained intact. Archeologists believe that the resin in their clothes is another factor that helped the bodies to stop from crumbling away into dust.

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