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Harem Conspiracy The Murder of Ramesses III

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ISBN-10: 0875806201

ISBN-13: 9780875806204

Edition: 2008

Authors: Susan Redford, Susan REDFORD

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For more than three thousand years, the mysterious events surrounding the death of Ramesses III have puzzled historians and students of ancient Egypt. Now, archaeologist Susan Redford investigates the circumstances of the ancient pharaoh's death and discovers among the women of his harem the threads of a murder conspiracy.From new translations of ancient papyri and careful readings of temple carvings, Redford identifies the suspects in the assassination—wives, concubines, and attendants. She evaluates the evidence against them and outlines a possible murder plot that turns upon a shocking revelation about the pharaoh's immediate family. On the basis of new discoveries relating to the…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 8/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

List of Illustrations and Tables
Acknowledgments
Egypt's Imperial Age: An Historical Overview
Introduction: Evidence of a Conspiracy
Murder at Court
A House Divided
The Royal Harem
All the King's Men
Mansion of Millions of Years
"The Hawk Has Flown to Heaven"
"United with Eternity"
Epilogue: "Of Whom Is Pharaoh Still Master?"
Dramatis Personae
The Calendar
Notes
Bibliography
Index