A home delivery man carried a pre-Hispanic mummy in his backpack in Peru

Peruvian authorities reported on Monday about the discovery of a pre-Hispanic mummy, between 600 and 800 years oldin the backpack of a delivery man of a home delivery company in the Peruvian region of Puno, adjacent to Bolivia.

The Ministry of Culture specified through a statement that the remains, classified as a national cultural asset, were identified as a mummified adult man presumably from the eastern zone 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.

The finding, according to local media, It happened last Saturday at a viewpoint in Punowhere some police officers carried out their usual patrol and found three men consuming alcoholic beverages, one of them with a box from the company Orders Now.

Inside, there were human remains in a fetal position and soft tissues with characteristics corresponding to a mummy, which was communicated to the Public Ministry and the Ministry of Culture.

For his part, the delivery man alleged that he kept the mummy at his parents’ house and that he took it out so that it could be seen by his friends in the neighborhood, according to the newspaper. Trade.

After the find, the Ministry of Culture immediately ordered custody of the remains “with the purpose of protecting and preserving heritage”.

Now, the competent directions are making the pertinent steps for the physical and legal protection of the mummy, considered cultural heritage of the Andean country.

Given these facts, the portfolio called on the population to “actively collaborate in the defense and protection” of cultural heritage and to communicate any similar findings to the authorities.

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