Top view (a), middle sagittal view (b), and a 3D reconstruction (c) of tomb M12. d A skeleton with unnatural posture was found in a vertical grave-robbing passage to the burial chamber

Top view (a), middle sagittal view (b), and a 3D reconstruction (c) of tomb M12. d A skeleton with unnatural posture was found in a vertical grave-robbing passage to the burial chamber

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Disposal of victims’ bodies in existing tombs or graveyards is a strategy not uncommon in modern homicide cases. In this study, we report a young male homicide victim dated 1300 years ago (during the Tang Dynasty) found in a shaft made by the robbers of a 2000-year-old tomb (East Han Dynasty), located in the Shiyanzi cemetery of Ningxia, China. The...