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Who stabbed Ginger in the back? Scan reveals 5,500-year-old murder mystery...
Daily Mail ^ | Friday, November 16, 2012 | Mark Prigg and Damien Gayle

Posted on 11/17/2012 6:45:28 AM PST by SunkenCiv

Daniel Antoine, the museum's expert on human remains, told The Times: ..."The force is such that the blade would have penetrated through his lung."

...Examinations also showed he was a young man, aged between just 18 and 20 when he was killed, and impressively muscled.

Mr Antoine said he believes a lack of defensive wounds suggest Ginger was the victim of a surprise attack.

A blade of copper or sharpened flint at least 5in long and 0.7in wide made the injury, he said...

Professor Anders Persson of the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV), a Forensic Radiology expert, who also uses the virtual autopsy system for criminal and accident cases in Sweden, confirmed the British Museum's assessment that the force of the blow was such that it also shattered the rib immediately below the shoulder blade, embedding bone fragments into his muscle tissue, and injuring the left lung and surrounding blood vessels.

The absence of any signs of healing and the severity of the injuries suggest that this can be considered the cause of death.

The body, the London museum's most popular attraction after the Rosetta Stone, has rarely been moved since first being put on display in 1901.


(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: ancientautopsies; egypt; godsgravesglyphs; neolithic
Shattered bones: This scan image shows how Gingers ribs splintered into his soft tissue after the blade was plunged into his back

Shattered bones: This scan image shows how Gingers ribs splintered into his soft tissue after the blade was plunged into his back

1 posted on 11/17/2012 6:45:37 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

2 posted on 11/17/2012 6:53:35 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: SunkenCiv

Who stabbed Ginger in the back? Well, it was Colonel Mustard and it occurred in the library. Now you can sleep, Sunky. (LOL!)


3 posted on 11/17/2012 6:56:42 AM PST by momtothree
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To: SunkenCiv
I think it was Mr Howell myself.I never trusted that guy...or “Lovie”.
4 posted on 11/17/2012 6:57:58 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Not knife, it was probably a spear in the back.


5 posted on 11/17/2012 6:58:45 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Another post-election Conservative...


6 posted on 11/17/2012 7:18:28 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Did any of the “men” on that island EVER ONCE make a play for Ginger or Mary Ann? And they say the first openly homo character on tv came about in the 90s!


7 posted on 11/17/2012 7:25:22 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: SunkenCiv
It was self-defense.


8 posted on 11/17/2012 7:25:49 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Mary-Ann. I never quite trusted her...


9 posted on 11/17/2012 7:29:23 AM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: Renfield; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

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Thanks Renfield.

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10 posted on 11/17/2012 8:29:48 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


11 posted on 11/17/2012 8:30:44 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: null and void

She had crazy eyes!


12 posted on 11/17/2012 9:00:54 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: BunnySlippers; momtothree; Gay State Conservative; central_va; Smokin' Joe; Doctor 2Brains; ...

I could see why someone would stab Ginger.


13 posted on 11/17/2012 9:09:25 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

With a flesh dagger.


14 posted on 11/17/2012 9:12:18 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I always liked Mary Ann better, anyway...


15 posted on 11/17/2012 9:25:59 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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16 posted on 11/17/2012 9:36:12 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Gay State Conservative; Dr. Sivana

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17 posted on 11/17/2012 9:37:38 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Are we sure she wasn't doing the stabbing . . .


18 posted on 11/17/2012 9:43:18 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: SunkenCiv
Ginger?


19 posted on 11/17/2012 9:46:08 AM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: SunkenCiv
It was Sir Gingerman with an umbrella on the moors.





Point Here.



20 posted on 11/17/2012 11:03:01 AM PST by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: SunkenCiv
It's probably like the case of the boy named Sue.

Because his parents gave him a girl's name, he was taunted by the other boys and became hyper-macho in order to be able to beat up anyone who made fun of his name. It says he was impressively muscled.

Caught by surprise and stabbed in the back? Probably stabbed by the husband of a woman he had seduced, who caught them in flagrante delicto.

21 posted on 11/17/2012 11:04:11 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: central_va; SunkenCiv
Not knife, it was probably a spear in the back.

Yup. I would suppose that would better explain the force capable of shattering the ribs around the wound... And the distance provides for why there are no defensive wounds, albeit that it does not eliminate the 'surprise' factor. What is left to wonder about is whether the spear was thrust or thrown.

22 posted on 11/17/2012 11:12:04 AM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Since red hair is not typically associated with Egypt/Africa, I wonder if Ginger may have suffered from Kwashiokor.

The disease affects Malnourished people and often displays symptoms of a change in hair color to a reddish color.


23 posted on 11/17/2012 12:26:54 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk oMnly to me.Reid)
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To: Gay State Conservative
I think it was Mr Howell myself.I never trusted that guy...or “Lovie”.

Mary Ann...(Dawn Wells and Tina Lousie never were friends on the show.)

24 posted on 11/17/2012 12:43:36 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: wildbill

“He’s the greatest lumberjack of all time. He just got back from the Sahara Forest.”

“You mean the Sahara desert?”

“Sure, now...”


25 posted on 11/17/2012 1:26:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: wildbill
The disease affects Malnourished people and often displays symptoms of a change in hair color to a reddish color.

One of the most vivid images I have in my brain is something I saw 30 years ago in Tanzania.While driving with a tour group to a National Park...on an astoundingly desolate road...we'd see people selling corn on the side of the road.I assume their intended customers were the tour guides (who were probably locals...ours were) rather than the tourists.Our guide stopped to talk to one,presumably negotiating a price.With the woman was a young child,as thin as those people you see in those concentration camp liberation photos,with red hair (more orange,actually),little stick legs and a hugely distended stomach.I gave the woman a $20 bill (didn't have any Tanzanian currency on me) and a couple of Germans gave her money too.That image will stay with me 'till I draw my last breath.

26 posted on 11/17/2012 1:28:57 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: wildbill
Since red hair is not typically associated with Egypt/Africa...

Saw a program about an African tribe whose members' lives were centered around cattle. Some of them had red hair, which they created by soaking their hair with cow urine.

27 posted on 11/19/2012 2:57:55 PM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Red highlights in the hair are a sign of malnutrition.


28 posted on 11/21/2012 2:29:19 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Doctor 2Brains
Did any of the “men” on that island EVER ONCE make a play for Ginger or Mary Ann? And they say the first openly homo character on tv came about in the 90s!

I was always suspicious of the Skipper and his 'little buddy."

29 posted on 11/21/2012 2:45:41 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Doctor 2Brains
Er ... it was a family show ...

Things were different back then.

30 posted on 11/21/2012 2:52:51 PM PST by x
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