5500-Year Old Murder Mystery Revealed

Ginger, Murdered 5500 Years Ago

A 5500 year old Egyptian mummy was the victim of a murder. He was named Ginger because of his red hair. Digital images and scanning technology revealed a fatal knife wound through his shoulder blade. It was thrust by a sharp piece of copper or something similar. The murderer knifed him from behind, catching him unawares.

He was between 18 and 21 years of age at the time. He will soon undergo a CAT scan to look at his internal organs.


What science can’t tell us is who did it or why.

The virtual autopsy:

Story from the British Museum

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Sara Noble

Sara Noble

Sara Noble, B.A. English Literature, St. John's University; M.S. Education, M.A. Administration, Hofstra University. World traveler. Worked with children as a teacher and school administrator for three decades. Published in educational journals, children's mystery magazines, and was an editor at This Week Magazine. I am devoted to an America that promotes free enterprise and ingenuity, values the Constitution as intended, and does not encourage a nanny state under the casuistic banner of "the common good".