This ancient civilization in South America had a tradition of mummifying dead bodies.

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Ice Treasures of the Inca
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] An interactive expedition from National Geographic follows the ancient Inca path up Mount Ampato in Peru. Includes sound and pictures relating to the frozen mummies found on the summit.
Inca Mummies
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Uses photographs and maps to describe the discoveries in South America, and includes an interactive feature where a mummy can be uncovered one layer at a time.
Dozens of Inca Mummies Discovered Buried in Peru
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Article from National Geographic describes the discovery of forty adult and child mummies on the outskirts of Lima, Peru in 2004. Also gives details of the excavation process, and the deductions made about Inca life 500 years ago. (March 11, 2004)
National Geographic News: Thousands of Inca Mummies Raised From Their Graves
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Describes how 500-year-old bodies of men, women, and children have been found beneath the streets on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Includes a movie and photograph gallery of the mummies and artifacts. (April 22, 2002)
Athena Review - City of Inca Mummies Yields Bounty of Knowledge
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] This article outlines the discovery of thousands of Inca mummies near Lima, Peru in 2001. Includes historical background information. (April 01, 2002)
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