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Archaeology news: CT scans of Egyptian mummy reveal Pharaoh Seqenenre was executed | Science | News


The study’s authors have now proposed the Egyptian Pharaoh was captured on the battlefield and summarily executed while having his hands tied behind his back.

Based on the CT scans, the researchers concluded Seqenenre was killed by multiple attackers using at least five different Hyksos weapons.

Dr Saleem said: “In a normal execution on a bound prisoner, it could be assumed that only one assailant strikes, possibly from different angles but not with different weapons.

“Seqenenre’s death was rather a ceremonial execution.”

The researchers further determined the Pharaoh was about 40-years-old when he died – the most precise estimate of his death to date.





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