Arequipa

Witness the mummy of Ice Princess Juanita

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Ice Princess Juanita also known as the Inca Ice Maiden and Lady of Ampato, is the well-preserved frozen body of an Inca girl who was approximately 11–15 years of age and was killed as an offering to the Inca gods sometime between 1450 and 1480. The Juanita’s body is one of the 18 other bodies of children that were found in the Andes region. Juanita is perhaps the most cherished of these children, as she is believed to have been an Inca princess and was the only one to be buried on the summit of the volcano.

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When to visit: Juanita is on display for eight months out of the year at the Museo Santuarios on Arequipa’s Ave La Merced, just a quick walk from the Plaza de Armas.

Address: Santa Catalina 110, Arequipa, Peru"

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