In western Salta province, along the Chilean border, sits a 6,739 m (22,110 ft) tall stratovolcano named Llullaillaco, currently the highest archeological site in the world. Here, in 1999, archeologists uncovered the perfectly preserved bodies of three sacrificed Inca children, ranging in age from six to fifteen, along with a treasure trove of over 140 artifacts. Removed to Salta after their discovery, visitors to the MAAM are allowed the opportunity to walk through this unique piece of South American history, experiencing life in the Andes Mountains as it was over 500 years ago. The museum is small and inexpensive (40 ARS/$5 USD), and due to preservation techniques only one of the mummified children is available at any given time. For such a well-maintained and revealing look at an ancient culture, however, it's worth the nominal investment.
Location:Bartolome Mitre 77, Salta