Momia Juanita

Momia Juanita (Spanish for “Mummy Juanita”), also known as the Inca Ice Maiden and Lady of Ampato, was discovered in southern Peru in 1995. She was sacrificed as an offering to the Inca gods sometime between the year 1450 and 1480, at approximately 11–15 years old. She’s the best-preserved mummy ever found, with internal organs intact, blood still present in the heart and lungs, and skin and facial features mostly unscathed. More than 500 years later, still looks like a sleeping child.

National Geographic: Mummified Child Sacrifice


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