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    Guardian: Scans suggest wife and son killed pharaoh Ramses III

    The Egyptian pharaoh Ramses III, whose death has puzzled historians for centuries, had his throat slit in a succession plot concocted by his wife and son, a new analysis suggests.

    New CT scans have revealed a deep and wide cut that was hidden by the bandages covering the throat of the mummified king, which could not be removed in the interests of preservation, researchers said on Tuesday.

    "Finally, with this study, we have solved an important mystery in the history of ancient Egypt," said Albert Zink, a palaeopathologist at the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman in Italy, which led the investigations.

    During the study at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, researchers also discovered a small amulet that was inserted into the king's wound – which Zink said embalmers probably placed there in the hope it would heal the cut in the afterlife.

    Ramses III ruled Egypt from around 1186 to 1155 BC. Maybe in 3,100 years we'll find out for certain who killed Kennedy?

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