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‘600-800-year-old’ mummy found in delivery man’s cool bag

‘600-800-year-old’ mummy found in delivery man’s cool bag

Police found the mummy curled up in its bag during a raid on Saturday at a park in Puno, in the Peruvian Andes.

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Peruvian police announced Tuesday, February 28, that they have seized a pre-Hispanic mummy in an insulated bag belonging to a former home delivery driver. Julio Cesar Bermejo, 26, was taken into custody. Police found the mummy curled up in its bag during a raid on Saturday at a park in Puno, in the Peruvian Andes.

In a video that went viral on social media, Julio Cesar Bermejo told a local journalist that the mummy, “with love” Named “Juanita”The first is preserved “Nearly thirty years” At his family home. According to her, she was taken away by her father from a policeman who owed her money. “At home, she is in my room, she sleeps with me, I take care of her, I hold her, she is like my spiritual lover”added the young man.

Remains of a man at least 45 years old

However, according to the Ministry of Culture, “That’s not Juanita, Juan”. This is “Previous Cultural Property”Estimated between “600 and 800 Years”That has actually been identified“A mummified adult male, presumably from the eastern part of Puno”. A quick analysis of the skull box suggests that it is the body of a man at least 45 years old.

Julio Cesar Bermejo denied that he wanted to sell the mummy and said he was carrying it in his insulated bag to show him. “Friends” before donating it to a local museum. There is a Ministry of Culture “Immediate confiscation ordered” mummified remains, “Preserve and protect the heritage”.