Juanita- Mt. Amapato (Erika Beaver)
Human Mummy
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Biographical Information
Name(s) Juanita (Ice Maiden)
Age approximately 14 years old (At time of death)
Sex female
Height 1.40 metres
Culture Ngoge tribe of Panama and with old Taiwanese and Korean races
Date(s) mummy said to be from between 1440-1450, discovered in 1995
Site found during an ascent on Mt. Ampato, Peru
Current Location
Location She is currently displayed in the Museum of the Universidad Catolica de Santa Maria of Arequipa, Peru
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==Mummification==Juanita was found frozen and thus her remains and garments were not desiccated like that of mummies found in other parts of the world. She was naturally mummified, instead of being artificially mummified, such as is the case with Egyptian mummies.


==Pathology== she had not suffered of any illness; she had had a perfect denture and strong bones; she had had a good and well-balanced diet; she had fasted one day before the sacrifice; she had a 5cm fissure in the skull ; and she had died from blunt force trauma to the head ==Additional Info== Konrad Spindler has said that Juanita is "the best conserved human being from America", adding that she is "the first woman found in Andes closer to Cuzco [...] she could have been from Cuzco and had arrived alive to the snowy mountains and then sacrificed in a couple."

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