Science: The Murdered Mummy

It was a brutal crime. The murderer seized the ten-year-old child by the legs, and smashed its head against a stone pillar. The skull was shattered, the right eye was knocked out and there was a deep cut across the lower lip. Both legs were broken at the thigh and the left knee was dislocated. Then the murderer set out to prove that the crime was all an unfortunate accident.

No attempt was made to hide the child's death. The body was beautifully embalmed after the expensive fashion of the upper classes. Wrapped in the best flaxen cloth and smeared with gum,...

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