People: Nov. 14, 1969

It looks very much like murder, and there is even a suspect. But the statute of limitations on the crime surely ran out 3,300 years ago. The case was re-opened after Dr. Ronald Harrison, a British anatomist, received permission from the Egyptian government to X-ray the mummified remains of King Tutankhamen. He hoped to establish Tut's possible relationship to another mummified ruler (now believed to have been Tut's brother), and upon examining the skull he observed a gaping wound on the left side; there was also, according to the professor, an extreme thinning of the occipital bone in the back of...

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