1Mummy Juanita, Peru


The 500 Mummy Juanita has been called the “Inca Ice Maiden”. Around 12 years old at the time of her death, she was killed as part of an offering to the Inca gods in the 15th century. Buried in the Peruvian Andes, she was preserved by the freezing temperatures, giving scientists an insight into Incan life. Today, she rests the Catholic University of Santa María’s Museum of Andean Sanctuaries in Arequipa, Peru.

2Ramses II, Egypt

Mummies, Ramses, Egypt
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While the mummy of King Tut might be more famous, Ramses II is known as one of the greatest pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. Reigning for almost 60 years, he greatly expanded the Egyptian empire. Upon his death at the age of 91 in 1213 BC, he was buried in a tomb in the Valley of the Kings. It was later moved for the fear of looters and was discovered in 1881. It is now on display in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Unlike most other mummies, Ramses has even been issued an Egyptian passport!


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