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  • CT Scan Shows Pharoah Ramesses III Was Murdered by Multiple Assassins

    03/31/2016 12:28:49 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Smithsonian mag ^ | Jason Daley
    The reign of Ramesses III, the second pharaoh in Egypt’s 20th dynasty, was not the most stable chapter in the empire's history. There were endless wars with the “Sea Peoples”... which drained the treasury, bad weather that interrupted food supplies, along with political unrest... In 2012, eminent Egyptologist Zahi Hawass and Cairo University radiologist Sahar Saleem scanned Ramesses III mummy and revealed that an assassin cut through his esophagus and trachea, killing him almost instantly. But a new book by the pair... makes the story a little more complicated, suggesting that the pharaoh was likely murdered by multiple assailants. The...
  • Study revisits mystery of Egyptian King Ramesses III's killing

    12/18/2012 11:28:15 AM PST · by Renfield · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-18-2012 | CNN Staff
    Forget old conspiracy theories about snake bites and fatal poisons. Egyptian King Ramesses III died after a brutal throat slashing, a new study says. The study provides the latest twist in a mystery that has long perplexed researchers. Did a venomous viper take him out? Poison? An assassination plot in a reign tainted by war? And if it were the latter, who did it? Researches say he died at the hands of a killer in a plot planned by one of his wives and a son who wanted to succeed him....