Officials said the dummy had been sprayed with a mysterious chemical that made the bones appear real to experts.
Lutz Gaebler, a Lower Saxony prosecutor who had declared the ‘mummy’ was 2,000 years old, has now admitted that bone X-rays had proven the experts wrong.
“The mummy was unwrapped, and we have seen relatively quickly that the ingredients are not ancient,” he said.
While the bandage-wrapped mummy contained a real skull, an arrowhead implanted in the bone came from a child’s toy.
This is an update on this story and then the further find that it had been xrayed and found to contain bones, and an arrow in the eye. Now it’s discovered to be fake it its entirety. OK, glad that’s solved but NOT really what I expected.
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