American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A volcano, 6,727.4 m (22,057 ft) high, in the Andes of northern Chile near the Argentine border.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. proper name A mountain in Argentina and Chile, 22,057 feet high.
- n. a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,057 feet high)
“Previous research has shown that Llullaillaco Boy appears to have met a particularly horrific end.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Scientists believe the so-called Children of Llullaillaco were sacrificed more than 500 years ago in a ceremony marking the annual corn harvest.”
“To reach the top of Llullaillaco the team had to brave driving snow, oxygen deprivation and winds of 70 miles an hour.”
“After some repetitiveness -- one climb begins to merge with the next -- the tale climaxes with his account of scaling the Argentinean peak Llullaillaco.”
“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.”
“Archaeologist Constanza Ceruti on the summit of Llullaillaco Volcano, where the expedition she co-lead unearthed three of the best-preserved mummies ever discovered.”
“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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