Museum of Leymebamba and Revash Mausoleums

Description

Museum of Leymebamba and Revash Mausoleums

The Leymebamba Museum is an archaeological museum located in the Amazon. The museum is mainly dedicated to the Chachapoyas culture and was inaugurated in June 2000. In 5 rooms, the Leymebamba Museum exhibits the local archaeology finds, ethnographical history and features informative activities about the ancient civilisation of Chachapoyas.

The Revash mausoleums, which was built in the 14th century, are tombs that belong to the Chachapoyas culture. Archaeologists know almost nothing about these mausoleums, except that the buried were persons of great importance for the local community.


Itinerary

In the morning, we will visit the Leymebamba Museum which is the center of most important interpretation of Chachapoyas culture. In this museum, we can find 219 mummies in perfect state and more than 2500 artifacts such as ceramics, textiles, carvings in wood and quipus (Inca counting object). After visiting the museum, we will see the Revash Mausoleums where we will stay for about one hour. Later we return to the city of Chachapoyas.

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Museum of Leymebamba and Revash Mausoleums
Museum of Leymebamba and Revash Mausoleums
Museum of Leymebamba and Revash Mausoleums

Practical Information

Leaving: daily
Transport: Tourist bus
Price: Contact us
Others: Please note that all itineraries are subject to change. All public museums are closed on Mondays in northern Peru.

Bring With You
  • Day Pack
  • Good Shoes
  • Rain Jacket or a Poncho
  • Hat to protect you from the sun
  • Sun Block
  • Water and Snacks
  • Camera
Included
  • Lunch
  • Transport
  • Professional guide (Spanish/English/French)
  • Entrance tickets to all visited sites
Not Included
  • Tip for your guide
  • Other meals than the mentioned above


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