Museo Santuarios Andinos

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Sights and Museums, History Museum
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London, UK

The main reason people visit this museum is to see Juanita, a young girl that was found frozen after she had been sacrificed on the summit of a mountain over 500 years ago. The museum gives a fascinating insight into the history behind Juanita being sacrificed and also has on show several other mummies that suffered the same fate. A very bizarre but interesting insight into some of the old Inca traditions and rituals.

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São Paulo, Brazil
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This is a tiny museum that we would have never considered if not for our guide, who recommended it. It tells the story of the mummy Juanita. It's the mummy of a 14 year old girl, recently found in the andes, who is more than 500 years old but was so well conserved in the ice that it still has the skin, organs, hair, nails and teeth in perfect condition. Along with the mummy, two others were found and several objects that helped scientists and historians tell the story of Juanita, who was sacrificed by the incas as a gift to the gods with richness of details. In the museum, you can see all the objects that were found with Juanita and the mummy itself. Absolutely no pictures are allowed and bring a jacket since it's freezing cold inside.

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Lima, Peru
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