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A volcano, 6,730 m (22,080 ft) high, in the Andes of northern Chile near the Argentine border.
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Noun1.Llullaillaco - a mountain in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile (22,057 feet high)
Argentina, Argentine Republic - a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America
Chile, Republic of Chile - a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast
Andes - a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast
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Reinhard went on to discover Inca child mummies in various sites, including the three 'children of Llullaillaco,' excavated at the Argentina-Chile border at an astounding 6,739 meters above sea level.
It was on the platform at the end of the ridge while we were taking a well deserved rest, that Marcella our guide told us the story of the "sweetest death" and the sacred mountain Llullaillaco, pronounced Ju-jay-jaco.
Capacocha sites from the high Andean mountains, 6000masl, include Cerro Ampato in the Colca Canyon region of southern Peru (Bray et al., 2005; Reinhard, 2005; Reinhard and Ceruti, 2010); the mummies of Cerro Llullaillaco in northwestern Argentina (Reinhard, 1999, 2005; Ceruti 2003a, b; Reinhard and Ceruti, 2005, 2010), and the Cerro El Plomo child in central Chile (Mostny, 1957).
The metal insignias conserved and known to date fall into two different types: one is the type found on the forehead of the "Nina del Rayo" from Llullaillaco (Argentina; Reinhard and Ceruti 2000) (Figure 1) and the other is the adornment of the Cerro El Plomo child (Figure 2).
The girl may have been heavily sedated or perhaps already dead when she was entombed around 500 years ago in a shrine atop the Llullaillaco volcano on the border between Argentina and Chile.
Archaeologists tested samples of hair from their frozen mummies - discovered in 1999 - buried within a shrine near the 6,739m summit of the volcano Llullaillaco in Argentina, Discovery News reported.
chinchilla se encuentra documentada en Chile solo para las localidades de El Laco (23[grados] 44' S, 67[grados] 28' O) y Morro Negro, Volcan Llullaillaco (25[grados] 00' S, 69[grados] 45' O), Region de Antofagasta (Spotorno et al., 2004).