We visited the incredibly cool museum of Leymebamba http://museoleymebamba.org/ley_index_en.htm today which houses real mummies and other amazing artifacts. The kids learned the difference between types of mummies from around the world and possible reasons they were mummified. This amazing collection of artifacts is available for all to see just outside Leymebamba town. Also, as a side note, this town is adorable and it is a better location to stay here rather than Chachapoyas when visiting Revash or this museum.
|Amazing intact artifacts from Laguna de los Condores|
|Fabulous colorful pottery from between 600 and 900 years ago|
|This world class pottery was all discovered near the mummies.|
|Examples of fine wood working were also found near the mummies.|
|The holes in these skulls show signs of healing and hole closure which mean the early indigenous peoples were doing neurosurgery a thousand years ago.|
|The mummies were put inside these wood casing as part of their ritual burials.|
|Exterior picture of the museum.|