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Editor's Viewpoint

Mummy Takabuti right at home in city of unsolved murders

Editor's Viewpoint


By any measurement, taking 2,600 years to discover that someone was murdered is certainly stretching it. But now we know that Ulster's famous mummy Takabuti, who was brought to Belfast in 1835, was stabbed in the back two-and-a-half millennia ago in Egypt.

But even with all the modern advances in forensics, it is extremely doubtful that the murderer will ever be named.

Given our own lack of ability to solve some 3,000 murders committed during the Troubles, that will hardly come as a surprise to anyone. There could be no more fitting final resting place for Takabuti than Belfast, where murder mysteries abound.

Belfast Telegraph