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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