Scientists in have figured out the likely reason a man in China died 1,300 years ago. Photo credit: Qian Wang
Scientists in have figured out the likely reason a man in China died 1,300 years ago. Photo credit: Qian Wang

1,300 years later, scientists paint the picture of a murder and a cover-up in China

  • The man had originally been believed to have been a grave-robber, who had fallen victim to accident or assault
  • But by analysing the crime scene, a team of scientists suggested something far more sinister, and he likely died centuries later

Scientists in have figured out the likely reason a man in China died 1,300 years ago. Photo credit: Qian Wang
Scientists in have figured out the likely reason a man in China died 1,300 years ago. Photo credit: Qian Wang

Corrected [6:22pm, 24 Oct, 2021]

  • [6:22pm, 24 Oct, 2021]

    An earlier version of this article misspelled the Shiyanzi cemetery as "Shyanxi".

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