There are crimes that take time to solve. Months, years, decades … millennia. Such is the case of the young Egyptian named Takabuti. She lived in the time of the XXV. Dynasty until someone brutally murdered them. And only recently, scientists have established what weapon the perpetrator of the crime can use. This would solve the mysterious millennial murder.
Through the back
The Takabuti tomb was first examined in 1835. At that time, Egyptologists managed to decipher the hieroglyphs on the tomb. They concluded that Takabuti was the daughter of a priest from Amun. She was married and lived in the city of Thebes, today’s city of Luxor. Another study shown that the young woman was genetically more like the Europeans than the modern Egyptians.
Previous studies suggested the young woman was stabbed in the back in her twenties and thirties. He died in seconds. However, a team of British investigators revealed the real cause of death.
Rosalie David and Eileen Murphy are two renowned Egyptologists. They performed a new analysis of the young woman’s mummified remains. They concluded that the attacker could have used an ax with a semicircular sharp edge. It would be between 7 and 7.5 inches long. So it wouldn’t be a knife.
Investigators are convinced that the murderer – an Assyrian or Egyptian soldier – pursued his victim. He held the ax in both hands for a stronger, more precise blow.
“It’s a little comforting to know that Takabuti’s death – albeit violent – was quick. He probably didn’t suffer for long, ”says David. The researcher emphasizes that the young woman was very much loved by her family. How could one deduce from this? His body “was treated with great care”. In the meantime, her hair has been “carefully cut, combed and curled”.
The results of the study They were published in a book. It’s titled The Life and Times of Takabuti in Ancient Egypt: Examining the Belfast Mummy. It is published by Liverpool University Press. The thousand-year-old crime thriller seems to keep getting people talking.