Amazonas

Leimebamba

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Leimebamba
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At the end of the valley of the Río Uctubamba, Leimebamba is a delightful little country town that is proud of its museum. Cited as a model of "cooperativism" because it was built by local craftsmen using regional materials, it is home to mummies (mallki) from the Lake of the Condors. Most are in excellent condition and they are displayed in showcases in foetal positions, displaying amazing facial expressions. Look out for the remarkable collection of objects of the Chachapoyas culture.