A visit to see the Juanita mummy in Arequipa, at the Andean Sanctuaries Museum, is a must while exploring Arequipa, Peru’s second largest city. At this small museum, you get to see Incan history eerily up-close as you meet face-to-face with the macabre Ice Maiden Juanita. This offers an unforgetable, vivid understanding of Incan human sacrifice. Aracari arranges private, guided tours of Arequipa, including the Andean Sanctuaries Museum, as part of any tailormade trip to Peru.

Located only about a block from the Plaza de Armas is the Andean Sanctuary Museum, home to the ‘mummy’ Juanita. Discovered atop Ampato Mountain in 1995, in the Andes of Southern Peru, Juanita is in fact not a mummy but a frozen 12 year old Inca girl who was sacrificed to the gods in the 1450s.

Adapted from: https://www.aracari.com/blog/luxury-travel-peru/juanita-mummy-arequipa-the-incan-ice-maiden/

1. Do you think it is right for archaeologists to explore tombs and disturb people’s remains? Why, or why not?

2. Do you know of other ancient civilizations that were very successful and then collapsed? Give one example

3. Would you enjoy assisting on an arhaelogical dig? Why? Why not?


I’m looking forward to reading your posts. remember that you can add extra points in your HT1;)

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  1. Kelly Montoya escribió:

    1. It is good that they do it, because it serves to learn more about ancestral cultures and their way of life

    2. In our country, the Moche culture went through natural disasters such as the phenomenon of the Child that made them migrate, this was one of the causes of their collapse. The Egyptian culture came to an end after the Roman invasion. The Mayans and Aztecs conquered by the Spanish.

    3. No, it is delicate work, I am a historian, I worked on archaeological projects and I have seen their work closely, it is not something that I would do.

  2. Idiomas Virtual Autor escribió:

    Dear kelly,
    Congrats! You are a historian wow! this is avery important job. You more than us know about thse topics then.
    Thank you for you for your participation. You will be awarded with 5 extra points in your HT1.

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