Did YOU know....




  • The Ice Maiden lived between 1450 and 1480, thats about 500 years ago!
  • She was found on a freezing cold mountain in Southern Peru
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    Two men, Johan Reinhard and Migual Zarate climbed Mt Ampato in 1955
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    Migual spotted some feathers coming out of the snow, and a small Inca burial site
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    They also spotted a small frozen bundle- truning out to be a young girl over 500 years old!
  • Although she looks old and pruny now, she was only 12-14 years old when she died

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The Ice Maiden as seen today
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What the Ice Maiden would have looked like 500 years ago




Click here to watch her transform back in time!







  • The Ice Maiden was apart of the Inca tribe.

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  • The Incas had many rituals and celebrations unusual to most people today, such as sacrificing people to Gods. The Ice maiden was actually killed to be a sacrifice to the mountain Gods
  • She was clubbed in the head by an Inca priest, smashing her skull and brain. Ouch!
  • The Inca's also gave statues and foods to the Gods as offerings, such as statues like this llama
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  • Because she was being sacrificed she was fed lots of rich, yummy foods, like vegetables, because the Incas didn't want to sacrifice someone hungry and crying.
  • If it weren't for two men, who were archaeologists, climbing up the mountain who discovered her, she may have perished in the weather, or been pulled apart by looters. Lucky for them!
  • After she was discovered, scientist gathered together and were able to piece together bits of information to recreate her life.
  • It was through these smart people, and a science technique called forensic analysis, that we know all this about the Ice Maiden. Talk about smart people!