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Museo Inka Review
Everyone comes to "ooh" and "eeww" over this archaeological museum's collection of eight Inca mummies, but the entire facility serves as a comprehensive introduction to pre-Columbian Andean culture. Jam-packed with textiles, ceramics, and dioramas, there's a lot to see here, and displays bear labels in Spanish and English. One room is dedicated to the story of Mamakuka ("Mother Coca"), and documents indigenous people's use of the coca leaf for religious and medicinal purposes. Visit the Museo de Plantas Sagradas for more information about coca leaves. The building was once the palace of Admiral Francisco Aldrete Maldonado, the reason for its common designation as the Palacio del Almirante (Admiral's Palace).
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This is a continuation of my report on the Argentina forum, Salta.
Below is a cut and paste from my blog, edited with details of costs and names of hotels for people who may be interested.
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