This girl was a sacrifice, over 500 years ago, in the Inca Empire. These are the photos from the expedition that found her. Courtesy of National Geographic.

See photos of the exhibit of La Doncella the Inca child who sacrificed at the summit of the LLullaillaco mountain in Argentina more than 500 years back.

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Photo of one of the children of Llullaillaco (or mummies of Salta), also known as "The Maiden," who died 500 years ago.

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A CONVERSATION WITH: PAUL EKMAN; The 43 Facial Muscles That Reveal Even the Most Fleeting Emotions

Niños momias Incas

Niños momias Incas

Inca & Aztec Tattoo Designs Gallery - inca tattoos #incatattoos #incatattoodesigns #incatattooideas #aztectattoos

Inca & Aztec Tattoo Designs Gallery - inca tattoos #incatattoos #incatattoodesigns #incatattooideas #aztectattoos

The Chachapoyas, also called the Warriors of the Clouds, was a culture of Andean people living in the cloud forests of the Amazonas Region of present-day Peru. The Incas conquered their civilization shortly before the arrival of the Spanish in Peru.

Les étranges Sarcophages des Chachapoyas

Llullaillaco Maiden-a 15 year old girl sacrificed during the Inca Empire for both purposes of religious rite and social control. She was chosen a year prior to her death, fed a ritualistic diet for an approximate twelve months to make her gain weight, then was drugged and left on the shrine at Volcano Llullaillaco, where she was left to die of exposure. For five hundred years, her body had been preserved at 82 ft. She is considered to be the best preserved Andean mummy ever uncovered.

Preserved mummy of 500-year-old Inca 'Ice Maiden' wows visitors

Inca Ice Maiden: A Inca girl preserved in ice as a sacrifice for 500 years is now on display in the High Mountain Archaeological Museum in Argentina.

In October 1932, while digging for gold in the San Pedro mountains, Wyoming, two prospectors, Cecil Mayne and Frank Carr, blasted their way through some thick rock. When the dust settled, they saw they had opened up a small room. This is where they first saw the mummy of a tiny person. Upon its discovery, it was instantly called a hoax by most scholars. But X-rays were performed on the mummy in 1950 and it was discovered that there was a "manlike" skeleton inside, almost fully formed.

San Pedro Mountains Mummy, a mummy found in a cave 60 miles south of Casper, Wyoming, which was thought by some researchers to be that of an adult male.

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Although Egyptian mummies are the most famous, the oldest mummies recorded are the Chinchorro mummies from northern Chile and southern Peru.

Although Egyptian mummies are the most famous, the oldest mummies recorded are the Chinchorro mummies from northern Chile and southern Peru.

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