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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:44 PM

King Ramesses III's throat was slit, analysis revealsBy Michelle Roberts

17 December 2012 Last updated at 20:22 ET
King Ramesses III's throat was slit, analysis revealsBy Michelle Roberts
Health editor, BBC News online

Conspirators murdered Egyptian King Ramesses III by slitting his throat, experts now believe, based on a new forensic analysis.

The first CT scans to examine the king's mummy reveal a cut to the neck deep enough to be fatal.

The secret has been hidden for centuries by the bandages covering the mummy's throat that could not be removed for preservation's sake.

The work may end at least one of the controversies surrounding his death.

Precisely how he died has been hotly debated by historians.

Ancient documents including the Judicial Papyrus of Turin say that in 1155BC members of his harem attempted to kill him as part of a palace coup.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:43 PM

1. Perhaps Sheriff Joe's "Cold Case Posse" could start working on this...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:13 AM

2. They'll get to the bottom of it!

When they do, someone's going to be wearing pink underwear posthumously, and they'll put that rascal to work, hard labor for the rest of his afterlife.

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