updated 10/26/2010 5:34:59 PM ET 2010-10-26T21:34:59

Bolivian police said they've detained a woman who tried to mail a mummy to France.

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Police Col. Adolfo Cardenas said Tuesday a Peruvian woman tried to send the human remains from a post office in the town of Desaguadero along the Peruvian border. The destination was in the French city of Compiegne.

The mummy was discovered in a routine check of the package.

Cardenas said he doesn't know how old the mummy is, but said it was well-preserved and may have been from the Inca culture.

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