Ice Maiden: Inca Mummies, Mountain Gods, and Sacred Sites in the Andes

Ice Maiden: Inca Mummies, Mountain Gods, and Sacred Sites in the Andes

by Johan Reinhard
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The Ice Maiden: Inca Mummies, Mountain Gods, and Sacred Sites in the Andes 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember when all the buzz was generated about this find, and there was a special exhibit in Washington, so it is a pleasure to read the inside story, both of the finds, and of the life and death of the young girl of the title. The deductions that lead Reinhard to examinine certain Andean mountaintops are remarkable, as is the realization that archaeology requires an interesting array of job skills: languages, mountaineering, burro-wrangling, research, and academic infighting, for starters. A good adventure read for armchair enthusiasts of archaeology/anthropology -- and there is detailed new information here as well for students and academics. The photos, index, and bibliography are invaluable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Johan Reinhard has succeeded in telling a story in such a way that it will appeal to a wide audience ¿ youngsters as well as oldsters, lay persons as well as technical experts. Dr. Reinhard is an excellent communicator and his book contains all the elements of an engrossing novel ¿ mysterious and chilling religious practices, daunting physical obstacles, political intrigue ¿ yet it proves that real life can be more interesting than fiction. The book is very readable and is difficult to put down once started. Dr. Reinhard has clearly done his homework in terms of researching the lone-gone Inca civilization and how it relates to the present situation in Peru and how the Ice Maiden and other mummies form a bridge between past and present. The generous use of illustrations adds tremendously to the enjoyment and understanding of one of the most important archeological finds of the 20th century.
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