Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Day in Arequipa

Today I fell in love. With an alpaca. Photo to come later.

After a stimulating morning discussion of the political and theoretical influences over Peruvian archaeology, we headed out to lunch of avocado salad and an interesting interpretation of spagetti with a tomato-skin rose. After lunch, we took a small break before heading to a museum to see Juanita. Juanita was a 12-14 year old girl discovered in 2005, frozen for 550 years on a Peruvian mountaintop. As part of the Inka tradition of sacrafice, many luxery items were associated with these sacrifices, of which it is impossible to take photos of. Inside her glass and ice box, Juanita has a strange aura to us spectators, part of which is because the insane preservation of her body.


  1. Have a great time and post pictures!

  2. Ooooh. Cool! I've been reading about Juanita and other mummies since I was ... well ... real little. But I've never had the opportunity to see a mummy that famous before. SO jealous right now! :o)