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Boris Johnson is related to an ancient mummified woman and the likeness is uncanny

The mummified woman discovered in Basel, Switzerland (Picture: SRF)

Scientists say this ancient mummified woman is related to Boris Johnson – can’t you tell?

Researchers in the Swiss city of Basel say they have been trying to crack the mystery of the woman’s identity for decades and they finally found their answer in the form of our floppy haired foreign secretary.

It turns out the woman is the great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother of Mr Johnson who sadly died from mercury poisoning sometime in the 16th Century.

Highly toxic mercury was used as a treatment for syphilis but was more often a kill than a cure and scientists say it was this that preserved… Read the full story