Bolivia returns mummified toddler to Peru; was seized from smugglers

06 Nov 2012 7:32 PM | Anonymous

Bolivia returns mummified toddler to Peru; was seized from smugglers

 
LIMA, Peru - The mummified toddler seized from antiquities traffickers is at least 700 years old and sits, spine curved forward, only about a foot tall.

It was welcomed back to Peru on Tuesday as a sort of celebrity, a symbol of the nation's effort to protect its cultural heritage.

"This small package," Culture Minister Luis Peirano told reporters, "is just a sample of the sacking, of the violation of our patrimony and all our inheritance."

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