Friday, September 07, 2007

Mummified Inca maiden wows crowds
A mummy of an Inca girl, described as "perfect" by the archaeologists who found her in 1999, has gone on display for the first time in Argentina.

Hundreds of people crowded into a museum in the north-western city of Salta to see "la Doncella", the Maiden.

The remains of the girl, who was 15 when she died, were found in an icy pit on top of a volcano in the Andes, along with a younger boy and girl.

Same one that caused a stir a few years ago. There's a bit of controversy noted about indigenous groups protesting (? criticizing at least) it.