Girl Frozen For 500 years
Girl who was killed as an offering to the
Inca gods sometime between 1450 and
1480, at approximately 11–15 years old.
best-preserved mummy ever found, with internal organs intact, blood still present in the heart and lungs, and skin and facial features mostly unscathed. No special effort had been made to preserve her and 500 years later still looked like sleeping children.
mummified body of this little girl was discovered in Mount Ampato (part
of the Andes cordillera) in southern Peru. Latter on further
expeditions, two more mummies were found; a young girl and a boy. Due to
the freezing temperature their bodies as well as their garments were
extremely well-preserved. Scientist latter named her "Juanita".
Currently on display at the museum in Arequipa, Peru.