FBI cracks the case of the 4,000-year-old mummy's head

4/6/2018 8:53:00 PM

Tehran (KNA) - The FBI has solved the mystery of the identity a 4,000-year-old mummy, after extracting DNA from its tooth.

Since 1915, when the severed head of a mummy was discovered in the corner of a looted tomb in the ancient Egyptian necropolis of Deir el-Bersha, archaeologists have puzzled over its identity. Despite deciphering that the tomb belonged to a governor named Djehutynakht and his wife, they have long deliberated over whose head it was.

"We never knew whether it was Mr Djehutynakht or Mrs Djehutynakht," says Rita Freed, a curator at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), that has stored the tomb's entire contents since 1920.


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