The Peruvian government recovered the 2,000-year old mummy of a baby that used to be part of a collection in a museum in the United States.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs made public last Tuesday, “the mummy is about 50 centimeters long and is wrapped in a bundle of ropes that covers it completely, except for the face, which remains uncovered”.
It also seems that the mummy is of Aymara origin, which is an indigenous population located in the Peruvian highlands, on the banks of Lake Titicaca and on the border with Bolivia.
“The mummy was on display for several decades at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History in Texas (United States), where it arrived in the 1960s from the American Museum of Natural History in New York”, Última Hora informed.
The mummy was returned to the General Consulate if Peru in the city of Houston, Texas after a series of requests initiated in the Peruvian Embassy in the United States.
A technical report from the Ministry of Culture of Peru established its authenticity and determined that its origin is the southern highlands of the Peruvian Andes.
The delivery was finalized on January 4 and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expects to transfer the mummy to Peru on Thursday, February 7.
“The Peruvian Foreign Ministry has managed to recover more than 7,000 pieces in the last eight years belonging to the archaeological and cultural heritage of the country”, the aforementioned media explained.