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800-year-old mummy seized from man in Peru; he considered her his "girlfriend"

Police in Peru seized a 600- to 800-year-old mummified human body from the portable cooler of a man who claimed it was his "girlfriend."

Julio Cesar Bermejo, 26, a former food delivery man, claimed to have had the mummy in his home for three decades and even slept in the bed with it.

"At home, she is in my room, sleeping with me. I take care of her," he said in a video that went viral on social media.

Bermejo was approached by the police at the Mantaro viewpoint in the Peruvian city of Puno, known for its important archaeological significance.

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We are in Puno, Peru
Police in Peru seized a mummified human being between 600 and 800 years old from the portable cooler of a man who claimed it was his "girlfriend." Julio Cesar Bermejo, 26, a former food delivery man, claimed to have had the mummy in his home for three decades and even slept in the bed with it.
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How was it preserved
The mummy had been wrapped in bandages in the fetal position, typical of many pre-Hispanic burials in the area. Police seized the mummy and turned it over to Peru's Ministry of Culture, which is in charge of the country's cultural heritage.
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The words of Julio Cesar Bermejo
The man explained that he regarded the mummy as a kind of spiritual girlfriend and showed it to his friends. He also reported that the mummy, nicknamed "Juanita", had been owned by his father, without specifying how he ended up in possession of it. "At home, she's in my room, sleeping with me. I take care of her," she said Julio Cesar Bermejo in a video that went viral on social media.
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Not just any place
Bermejo was approached by police at the Mantaro viewpoint in the Peruvian city of Puno, known for its important archaeological significance.
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First analysis of the mummy
Experts determined that the mummified body belonged to an adult male about 45 years of age and 5 feet 5 inches tall.
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Some assumptions
According to Peru's Ministry of Culture, the pre-Hispanic relic was a "mummified adult male individual." It came "presumably from the eastern area of Puno, " a region in the Peruvian Andes about 1,300 kilometers (more than 800 miles) southeast of Lima.
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