The Ice Maiden: Inca Mummies, Mountain Gods, and Sacred Sites in the Andes (Johan Reinhard) soon to be presented for sale on the sparkling BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Washington: National Geographic, 2005, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Map frontispiece;
From the cover: Half a millennium ago, a party of Inca priests and a young virgin climbed more than 20,000 feet to the summit of the Andean peak of Ampato. At the climax of their ceremony, the girl was sacrificed and buried along with sacred offerings of textiles, food, and figurines of silver and gold; there the Inca Ice Maiden would remain undisturbed for 500 years, until Johan Reinhard found her in 1995. It was a stunning discovery that made headlines all over the world but it was just the beginning of this fascinating tale of adventure, high-altitude archaeology, and groundbreaking scientific accomplishment.
In his first-hand account, Reinhard, a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, chronicles more than two decades of challengi…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Very small nick to the foot of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy.
Quarter-bound Black on Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XIII] 384 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I enchant you with top-drawer choices of my Archaeology catalogue?