Revisiting the harem conspiracy and death of Ramesses III: anthropological, forensic, radiological, and genetic study

@article{Hawass2012RevisitingTH,
  title={Revisiting the harem conspiracy and death of Ramesses III: anthropological, forensic, radiological, and genetic study},
  author={Z. Hawass and S. Ismail and A. Selim and S. Saleem and Dina Fathalla and S. Wasef and Ahmed Z. Gad and Rama Saad and Suzan Fares and H. Amer and P. Gostner and Y. Gad and C. Pusch and A. Zink},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={345}
}
Objective To investigate the true character of the harem conspiracy described in the Judicial Papyrus of Turin and determine whether Ramesses III was indeed killed. Design Anthropological, forensic, radiological, and genetic study of the mummies of Ramesses III and unknown man E, found together and taken from the 20th dynasty of ancient Egypt (circa 1190-1070 BC). Results Computed tomography scans revealed a deep cut in Ramesses III’s throat, probably made by a sharp knife. During the… Expand
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