The world's most fascinating corpses

The world's most fascinating corpses

Gone but not forgotten – these lifeless leaders and mummified men are still very much with us…

Juanita - Arequipa, Peru

Around 500 years ago, at the tender age of just 12 or 13, Juanita was – so it’s thought – taken up 6310m Nevado Ampato and sacrificed to appease the mountain. Dubbed the Ice Maiden, Juanita was near-perfectly preserved by the high altitude and freezing temperatures. Now living at a lower altitude in Arequipa’s Museo Santury, her muscles, stomach contents, even her once-fine clothes have provided a great, if ghoulish, insight into Inca life.


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