Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Arequipa 14.9.9

Breakfast on the roof again, fresh fruit - papaya, pineapple, mango and banana with yoghurt and popped quinoa. This time sitting on a broken chair at a plastic table on a funny little terrace housig the water tank. In the morning I went to visit Juanita - a frozen mummy foud in a nearby volcano. She was an Inca girl who was sacrificed in the volcano Ampata in a desperate plea to the gods to stop the eruption of the volcano next to it. There were three other bodies of children foud nearby and a 5th tomb. Now she is kept in a freezer simulating the conditions she was preserved in, and in almost darkness.

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