THE INCAN ICE MAIDEN JUANITA
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/
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?
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