Sunday, April 22, 2018


For several years she was a 2,600-year-old Egyptian princess, daughter of Xerxes, married, perhaps, into an aristocratic Persian family. But here’s the problem – Persians don’t mummify their dead. And Egyptians use hieroglyphics, not cuneiform. It turns out she isn’t an ancient princess, she is a twenty-something murder victim. And she died in 1996.


Catching up day 3

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