from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A volcano, 6,727.4 m (22,057 ft) high, in the Andes of northern Chile near the Argentine border.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A mountain in Argentina and Chile, 22,057 feet high.

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  • n. a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,057 feet high)


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  • Previous research has shown that Llullaillaco Boy appears to have met a particularly horrific end.

    Incas ‘Fattened’ Kids Before Sacrificing Them | Impact Lab

  • These included the 15-year old "Llullaillaco Maiden" and the 7-year old "Llullaillaco Boy" whose frozen remains were found in 1999 at a shrine 25m from the summit of Mount Llullaillaco, a 6,739m volcano on the border of Argentina and Chile.

    Incas ‘Fattened’ Kids Before Sacrificing Them | Impact Lab

  • Hundreds of people packed a museum in Salta, Argentina, to see "la Doncella" — Spanish for "the Maiden" — a 15-year-old girl whose remains were found in 1999 in an icy pit on Llullaillaco volcano, along with a 6-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy.

    Museum Goers Gasp at the Body of Sacrificed Maiden | Impact Lab

  • The Children of Llullaillaco were found at the highest elevation ever discovered for sacrificial victims of the former Inca empire, which ran along the Andes from present-day northern Argentina to Peru.

    Museum Goers Gasp at the Body of Sacrificed Maiden | Impact Lab

  • Scientists believe the so-called Children of Llullaillaco were sacrificed more than 500 years ago in a ceremony marking the annual corn harvest.

    Museum Goers Gasp at the Body of Sacrificed Maiden | Impact Lab

  • To reach the top of Llullaillaco the team had to brave driving snow, oxygen deprivation and winds of 70 miles an hour.

    The Children Of The Ice

  • After some repetitiveness -- one climb begins to merge with the next -- the tale climaxes with his account of scaling the Argentinean peak Llullaillaco.

    Books: Adventures in Andean Archaeology

  • The perfectly preserved bodies of two Inka girls and a boy have been found atop the 22,000-foot Andean volcano Llullaillaco in northwestern Argentina.

    Highest Dig Yields Inka Sacrifices

  • Archaeologist Constanza Ceruti on the summit of Llullaillaco Volcano, where the expedition she co-lead unearthed three of the best-preserved mummies ever discovered.

    NPR Topics: News

  • There is archaeological evidence that ancient Incans once roamed over Socompa, and the remains of three, 500-year-old mummified Inca children were discovered in 1999 atop the nearby Llullaillaco volcano, apparent sacrifice victims.

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