I came across this interesting article the other day, about how it now appears that Ramses III was murdered—by his son, Prince Pentawere, as led by one of Ramses III’s wives, secondary queen Tiye. Ramses III was taken out by a very nasty and deep slice across his throat. Details are in the article. According to the article, ancient texts also suggest Pentawere was found guilty of the assassination at a trial and had subsequently taken his own life. His body has never been definitively identified.
- Murder Mystery Solved: Egyptian King Ramses III’s Throat Was Slit (natureworldnews.com)
- CSI: Mummy: Murderous Plot Hatched By Wife, Son Killed ‘God-Like’ King Ramses III, Forensics Show (huffingtonpost.com)
- Ancient Pharaoh Ramses III Was Assassinated (newser.com)