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Ice Maiden Mummy


Sacrificed five centuries ago to a mountain god, this adolescent girl was buried with ritual objects on the summit of Nevado Ampato in the Peruvian Andes. Discovered by archaeologist Johan Reinhard in 1995, she came to be known as the Ice Maiden.

Ice Maiden Mummy

Photograph by Stephen Alvarez


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