Revealed: the secrets of a 5,500-year-old mummy murder mystery
A 5,500-year-old mystery murder could be one step closer to being solved after forensic experts found Ginger, the Egyptian mummy housed at the British Museum, was a young man stabbed in the back during peacetime.
Forensic scientists have moved closer to solving a 5,500-year-old cold case crime after new technology allowed them to study fatal wounds on the body of a famous mummy.
The corpse, known officially as the Gebelein Man, has been nicknamed Ginger due to his red hair and seen by millions of visitors to the British Museum.
Experts, who used digital images and scanning technology, have now concluded he was almost certainly murdered by an assailant who caught him by surprise....
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