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Melissa Conklin
Melissa Conklin • 2 years ago

Photo of the “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 ...

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Photo of the “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.

A scientist carefully extracts a hair from the sacrificial victim known as the “Llullaillaco Maiden,” a 15-year-old inhabitant of the Inca Empire, 500 years old she has remained frozen and perfectly preserved, how amazing!

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  • Lisa Macklyn

    Idiot.. The story is many died here because they would not evacuate.. Most escaped.

  • Sundee Perkins

    Okay, so I pinned the picture and didn't check the caption. My bad. I've actually been to Pompeii, and I have a degree in ancient history. But thanks for your comment.

  • Lisa Macklyn

    Hehe ;) I always leave the previous captions.. No one has called me out yet ;) sorry about the idiot comment :)

  • Sundee Perkins

    No worries. Sorry I got a little defensive. I got called out on it three times yesterday. It was a rough Pinterest day. :)

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