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A Mummy Murder Mystery Is Solved: King's Throat Was Slit
MSNBC ^ | 12/18/2012 | Megan Gannon

Posted on 12/18/2012 10:37:20 PM PST by nickcarraway

Solving a centuries-old murder mystery, researchers say Egyptian King Ramses III's throat was likely slit by conspirators in his harem.

Moreover, the body of the pharaoh's traitorous son, Prince Pentawere, may have finally been found. Scholars have long been puzzled about the death of Ramses III, believed to have ruled from about 1186 B.C. to 1155 B.C. during Egypt's 20th dynasty. While ancient papyrus court documents show that members of the king's harem plotted to kill him as part of a palace coup, it has remained unclear whether the assassination scheme was successful.

Researchers revisited the mummy of Ramses III looking for answers. Their computed tomography (CT) scans revealed a serious wound in his throat. (Horus was the patron god of kings in ancient Egypt.)

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; History; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; godsgravesglyphs

1 posted on 12/18/2012 10:37:27 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; Salamander; Vendome; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows

That’s great. An early morning “slice” of history.


2 posted on 12/18/2012 11:13:31 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: nickcarraway; Salamander; Vendome; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows
I always knew he was a "cut up."
3 posted on 12/18/2012 11:16:49 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

In before the “let’s get Obama a harem suggestions”.


4 posted on 12/18/2012 11:20:36 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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5 posted on 12/18/2012 11:26:02 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Cvengr

According to Donald Young, it’s the other way around.


6 posted on 12/18/2012 11:27:59 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Speaking of which whatever happened to Biden? I guess that he has been acting like Norman Bates at the end of Psycho “yes I can’t harm a fly”.


7 posted on 12/18/2012 11:31:31 PM PST by Merta (I blame Adam)
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To: Merta

He chairs the Senate when the bill on janitorial supplies comes up.


8 posted on 12/18/2012 11:35:08 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi; nickcarraway; Salamander; Vendome; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows

Bit of a cut throat if you ask me....


9 posted on 12/19/2012 1:07:26 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: shibumi; nickcarraway; Salamander; Vendome; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows

Seems he needed a tracheotomy....

Just thinking out loud...


10 posted on 12/19/2012 1:08:34 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: shibumi
I guess his knife control legislation didn't work out...

μολὼν λαβέ


11 posted on 12/19/2012 2:35:42 AM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: shibumi; nickcarraway; Salamander; Vendome; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows

He was already like that when I found him.

/absolution of guilt


12 posted on 12/19/2012 12:04:01 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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13 posted on 12/19/2012 12:18:59 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Salamander

LOL


14 posted on 12/19/2012 12:42:49 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome; JoeProBono

;D


15 posted on 12/19/2012 12:48:13 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: shibumi

Hey at least he can be honest when he says that he always gives a service with a smile.


16 posted on 12/19/2012 3:25:14 PM PST by Merta (I blame Adam)
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To: Merta; Salamander; Vendome; JoeProBono
Yup, Ole Tut was a cut above the rest.
17 posted on 12/19/2012 3:38:36 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

I didn’t know OJ Simpson was of Egyptian lineage.


18 posted on 12/19/2012 3:45:05 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

*Snap*


19 posted on 12/19/2012 4:24:32 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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Study revisits mystery of Egyptian King Ramesses III’s killing
CNN | 12-18-2012 | CNN Staff
Posted on December 18, 2012 2:28:15 PM EST by Renfield
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2970003/posts


20 posted on 12/21/2012 10:08:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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Thanks nickcarraway. One of *those* topics.


21 posted on 12/21/2012 10:10:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: nickcarraway

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks nickcarraway.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


22 posted on 12/21/2012 10:10:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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