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

20121116-232645.jpg The Gebelein Man, also known as Ginger for his red hair, a 5,500-year-old mummy displayed in the British Museum. Researchers have found a wound on his back was caused by his murderer.

“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” – via The Daily Mail.

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