Burial for Pakistan's fake mummy





A "mummy" that duped archaeologists and nearly sparked a diplomatic row between Pakistan and Iran is finally being laid to rest.

Discovered in a wooden sarcophagus in October 2000, the mummy was thought to be Persian and date to about 600BC.

Iran laid claim to the sarcophagus and Pakistani provinces squabbled over it until tests showed the "mummy" was a fake only a few decades old.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4749861.stm

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