The Ice Maiden

If you look at the arms and hands from the girl below it’s hard to imagine that she’s dead for more then 500 years. Together with 2 other children, this 15 year old Inca girl was sacrificed because they were young, pure and beautiful and they would be in a better place with the Gods. On a vulcano frozen mountain top called Llullaillaco (Argentina) the children were found by archaeologists who at first thought they died very recent because they were preserved so well. After examination they found all their organs intact and even blood in the hearts, still red as from any living person. The Ice Maiden, found in sitting position, dressed in nice cloths and her hair carefully braided looked like she just nodded off and could wake up any moment.

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