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Ópera heroica de dos momias de Chiuchiu, por Aquinas Ried-Reid

Abstract : From a brief reference to the exhumation of two human bodies from a pre-Columbian cemetery in the town of Chiuchiu published in a Scottish newspaper in 1851, unravels a profound plot of unsuspected scope. The biographies of its collector, its collectionists and the bodies themselves now turned into objects, converge in a single opera organized in three acts that illustrates the trajectories of the protagonists of this complex network, with their encounters and misunderstandings. The intersection of their trajectories produced new directions and unexpected destinies in their lives, orchestrated to the rhythm of the network of collectionism that has firmly anchored Atacama to the rest of the world since at least the mid-19th century. A singular case study that will serve to reflect on a larger phenomenon involving not only to Chiuchiu but the entire Atacama Desert, to discuss the role of pre-Columbian objects in the construction of Western identity.
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Benjamin Ballester. Ópera heroica de dos momias de Chiuchiu, por Aquinas Ried-Reid. Sophia Austral, Universidad de Magallanes, 2021, 27 (3), pp.1-23. ⟨10.22352/SAUSTRAL202127003⟩. ⟨hal-03371251⟩



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