They discover a Peruvian delivery man with a pre-Hispanic mummy in his backpack
Policemen found three men drinking alcohol on the street and searching their belongings found the historical remains
A pre-Hispanic mummy, between 600 and 800 years old. years old, it was found in the backpack of a delivery manof a 'delivery' company (home delivery) in the Peruvian region of Puno, adjacent to Bolivia, official sources reported on Monday. Through a statement, the Ministry of Culture specified that the remains, cataloged as a national cultural asset, were identified as a mummified adult man, presumably from the eastern area of Puno.
Sources from that office detailed to EFE that the individual would be over 45 years old and approximately 1.51 meters tall, according to preliminary investigations. They added that the Decentralized Directorate of Culture of Puno “verified the authenticity of the pre-Hispanic cultural asset, with approximately a relative chronology of 600 and 800 years old.” After the discovery, the ministry immediately ordered the custody of the remains “with the purpose of protecting and preserving the patrimony”.
Now, the competent departments are taking the pertinent steps for physical protection. Physical and legal status of the mummy, considered cultural heritage of the Andean country.
The finding, according to local media, occurred on the same day. Last Saturday at a viewpoint in Puno, where police agents were conducting their regular patrols and found three men consuming alcoholic beverages, one of them with a 'delivery' box. from the company 'Pedidos Ya'. Inside, there were human remains in a fetal position and soft tissues with characteristics corresponding to a mummy, which was reported to the Public Ministry and the Ministry of Culture. For his part, the delivery man claimed that he had that he kept the mummy in the house of her parents and that he took it out of the house. As reported by the newspaper El Comercio, she asked her friends from the neighborhood to see her.
Given these facts, the ministry invoked the police. It urged the population to “actively collaborate in the defense and protection” of cultural heritage and to communicate any similar finding to the authorities.