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Germany returns 600-year old mummy to Peru
By Manuel Vigo
June 14, 2012
A 600-year-old mummy, which was stolen from Peru 26 years ago, was returned on Thursday.
The mummified body, originally found near the Alpamayo Mountain in Peru's Ancash region, was smuggled out of Peru in 1986.
The mummy was recently given to a Munich-based magazine, which then summoned German authorities, Andina reported.
The remains were returned from Germany thanks to efforts by Peruvian Embassy in Germany, and the cooperation of the German authorities, the Peru’s Foreign Ministry said.
The ministry said experts at the Museum of Ethnology in Munich found that the mummy had come from Peru, and arranged for its return.
In a statement the Peruvian government said it appreciated the high level of cooperation from German authorities, who had made the return possible.
The mummy was formally handed back to Peruvian authorities during President Ollanta Humala’s visit to Germany earlier this week.
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Total coments: 2
Commented By: Viracocha
On: June 15, 2012. 7:57 pm
It will be interesting how they will get that mummy through "customs & immigration" at Lima airport, si? :-)Suppose they'll stamp the papers "citizen returning home". Sorry,couldn't resist the comment.
Commented By: Lisa
On: June 17, 2012. 1:00 pm
If it was coming from the U. S. they would charge the mummy $1 a day that it was gone :)
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