500 years Frozen Mummy Girl found from the 22,000-foot summit of Mount Llullaillaco, a volcano 300 miles west of here near the Chilean border, their frozen bodies were among the best preserved mummies ever found.
Mummy Juanita also known as the Inca Ice Maiden is a well-preserved frozen body of an Inca girl who was killed as an offering to the Inca gods sometime between 1450 and 1480, at approximately 11–15 years old. This is the best-preserved mummy ever found, with internal organs intact, blood still present in the heart and lungs, and skin and facial features mostly unscathed. No special effort had been made to preserve her and 500 years later still looked like sleeping children
Juanita is almost entirely frozen, making her a substantial scientific find. She was naturally mummified, instead of being artificially mummified, such is the case with Egyptian mummies. Her skin, organs, tissues, blood, hair, stomach contents and garments are extremely well-preserved, offering scientists a rare glimpse into Inca culture during the reign of the Sapa Inca Pachacuti.
Analysis of her stomach contents revealed that she ate a meal of vegetables 6–8 hours before her death
Cause of death
Mummy Juanita was a human sacrifice in the Inca capa cocha. Radiologist Elliot Fishman concluded that she was killed by blunt trauma to the head. He observed that her cracked right eye socket and the two-inch fracture in her skull are injuries "typical of someone who has been hit by a baseball bat." The blow caused a massive hemorrhage, filling her skull with blood and pushing her brain to one side.
I went to a Mummy exhibition at a museum once. The naturally mummified, freeze-dried mummies have extraordinary detail as you can see their eyelashes and eyebrows, the expression on their face, the wrinkles around the eyes and knuckles. They have natural complexions. Very different from the Egyptian mummies who were preserved with oils and chemicals.