Researchers Use Cangrande Mummy To Solve 700-Year-Old Murder Mystery

January 7, 2015 10:27 AM

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A 700-year-old murder mystery may have finally been solved -- and scientists got the scoop from a mummy's poop.

In 1329, Cangrande della Scala suddenly became sick and died at the age 38. The Italian nobleman was ruler of Verona, and had won control over the city of Treviso just days before his death.

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