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A mummified three-fingered hand with eight inch fingers has been found in a Peruvian tunnel in the desert. While first inspection may lead one to conclude that it is nothing more than an imaginative man-made creation, examination by a physician in Cusco, Peru, revealed that it is composed of skin and bone, with six bones in each finger. The bizarre-looking hand was allegedly presented to Peru-based researcher Brien Foerster, who runs Hidden Inca Tours, along with a small mummified elongated skull and a tiny mummified body. The local person who has possession of the items told Foerster that they were found in a tunnel in January 2016 in the southern desert of Peru. The tunnel was closed-off by a large stone door and inside were two sarcophagi containing the body parts, which had been covered in clay. He indicated that he did not want to sell the mummified body parts, but just wanted to know what they were and who or what they may have belonged to. Medical Examination Reveals Skin and Bone Brien Foerster took the hand and skull to physicians in Cusco, Peru, who did not wish to be identified. The hand was x-rayed and found to have 6 bones in each finger, while a regular human hand has 3 bones. The examination revealed that the mummified hand is made up of bone and skin, suggesting that it is not a fake (unless it was somehow made using real bones, flesh and skin).