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The mummy rests frozen in sleep at the High Country Archaeological Museum in Salta, Argentina.
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This is a mummy of an Inca girl who sits frozen since 500 years in a museum in Argentina.
Archaeologists carry the 500-year-old mummies of three Inca children down Argentina's Llullaillaco volcano in 1999. They were wrapped in layers of plastic, snow, and foam insulation to keep them cold and maintain their exquisite preservation.
She and other two children were left on top of this mountain to die in the cold as offerings to the gods said Archaeologist who found the mummified remains.
She is also called La Doncella or The Maiden.
She was found dressed in a ceremonial dress and decorated with a headpiece as a token of her sacrifice to heaven
The girl was made to drink corn liquor to put her to sleep and her mouth still held fragments of coca leaves, which the Inca chewed to reduce the effects of altitude sickness
The museum is displaying the mummy in a refrigerated, low-oxygen environment to reproduce the high-altitude conditions for it's natural preservation while the other two children remain for further study.
"The Best Preserved Mummy" called by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Johan Reinhard.
"These children didn't die in the sense that we think: They went to live in a paradise with the gods. â€¦ It was a transition into a better life, one that these children were greatly honored [to have]." anthropologist Johan Reinhard said.
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