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Pharaoh Rameses III murdered?

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Pharaoh Rameses III murdered?

Post by annis » Wed December 19th, 2012, 4:44 am

Recent CT scans of Ramses III's mummy may have solved the mystery of his death. He appears to have been murdered by having his throat cut, in a possible assassination arranged by Queen Tiye and aimed at replacing him with her son, Pentawere.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... years.html

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Post by DianeL » Fri December 21st, 2012, 10:42 pm

annis, very interesting - I love mummy studies. :)
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Post by LoveHistory » Sat December 22nd, 2012, 1:31 am

I don't suppose it's likely that he cut himself shaving.

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