| "Persian Princess" |
In October of 2000, Pakistan authorities were alerted about an ancient mummy that was said to have been placed on the black antiques market for millions of dollars. It appeared the mummy was the body of a princess from circa 600 BC. There was argument over ownership between Pakistan and the Afghanistan Taliban.
The mummy was on top of a layer of wax and honey in a gilded wooden coffin. It had a golden crown and carving that claimed she was Rhodugune. The daughter of King Xerzes I of Persia.
With further investigation, it was discovered that the mummy was not as old as the coffin. The body was a modern women who died in her early twenties. The cause of death suggested this might be a murder victim.
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