Thursday, 22 November 2012

Who stabbed Ginger in the back? Scan reveals 5,500-year-old murder mystery of British Museum's most famous mummy

An ancient mummy who has been on display in the British Museum for over 100 years was a young man murdered by a killer who stabbed him in the back, new research shows.

Scans of the ancient Egyptian, known officially as Gebelein man but nicknamed Ginger for his red hair, show that a puncture just beneath his left shoulderblade was made by his murderer.

Forensic experts studied the scan on a 'virtual autopsy table' concluded that there is almost no doubt he was the victim of a deliberate, violent killing in peacetime.

The Daily Mail

Art Daily: Ground-breaking technology allows a virtual autopsy to be undertaken on one of British Museum's mummies

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