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2,000-year-old mummy makes its way home to Peru

11 February 2019

A 2,000-year-old mummy made its way home to Peru on Saturday after a museum in Texas returned it to the South American country after it had been in the U.S. for decades. the mummy was probably a 2 - 4-year-old child and likely belonged to the Collagua culture that belonged to the larger Aymara group that lived in Peru's Altiplano region.

Before making its way to Lima, the mummy had been housed at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History in Corpus Christi, Texas. The child mummy is wrapped in rope with its arms and legs tucked in with only the cranium and feet exposed.