More recent research by Hawass and Cairo University radiologist Sahar Saleem suggests a group of assailants murdered the pharaoh. The duo found Ramesses III's toe had been hacked off with an ax, pointing to more than one assailant using different weapons. Here's a look at what scientists have found so far in the pharaoh's murder mystery.
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Solving an Ancient Murder
They added that the cut, which severed his trachea, esophagus and large blood vessels, would have killed him instantly.