Salta

We spent a few days in Salta with its tree lined streets,  street cafes, ornate churches and museums.

The famous Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana (MAAM) centres on the well-preserved bodies of three Inca children found near the peak of the Llullaillaco volcano by a National Geographic expedition from the US  in 1999 at an altitude of around 6’700m. The museum puts one child on display at a time – rotating every 6 months. The ‘Lightning Child’ (Nina del Rayo), a 6 year old, was on display on our visit. The three children travelled to the top of the volcano about 500 years ago to be re-united with their ancestors.

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