Money for a Mummy- (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) $20,588

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) took the term  "cold case" to a new level in 2010. The agency spent over $20,000 in taxpayer money "to unravel the anonymity of a 2,500-year-old mummy." Two ATF agents spent months investigating the physical and facial features of the mummy, named Ka-i-nefer. The investigators were able to determine the mummy's  approximate age (between 45 and 55), height (5 feet 5 inches), and shoe size (7). Commenting about the project, ATF's deputy director said, that he was proud that ATF investigators skills were used to help "unravel the anonymity of a 2,500-year-old mummy."
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( Wastebook 2010 )

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) took the term "cold case" to a new level in 2010. The agency spent over $20,000 in taxpayer money "to unravel the anonymity of a 2,500-year-old mummy." Two ATF agents spent months investigating the physical and facial features of the mummy, named Ka-i-nefer. The investigators were able to determine the mummy's approximate age (between 45 and 55), height (5 feet 5 inches), and shoe size (7). Commenting about the project, ATF's deputy director said, that he was proud that ATF investigators skills were used to help "unravel the anonymity of a 2,500-year-old mummy."

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