Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Bolivia Returns Stolen Mummy to Peru
Bolivia has returned a 700-year-old mummy to Peru, from where it was stolen by antiquities traffickers.
The mummy of a child of about two years of age is only 30cm (12in) tall and sits wrapped in blankets.
Bolivian police seized it two years ago from a woman who was going to ship it to France.
Experts determined it was an original but found that one of its legs had been added later presumably by the smugglers who wanted to raise its value.
Experts have not been able to determine the sex of the mummy but archaeologists think it came from a pre-Inca culture of coastal Peru. Read more
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Bolivia Returns Stolen Mummy to Peru

Bolivia has returned a 700-year-old mummy to Peru, from where it was stolen by antiquities traffickers.

The mummy of a child of about two years of age is only 30cm (12in) tall and sits wrapped in blankets.

Bolivian police seized it two years ago from a woman who was going to ship it to France.

Experts determined it was an original but found that one of its legs had been added later presumably by the smugglers who wanted to raise its value.

Experts have not been able to determine the sex of the mummy but archaeologists think it came from a pre-Inca culture of coastal Peru. Read more

For similar news stories visit http://culturalsecurity.net/newssummary.htm

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