005 – Egyptian Mummies | Mummification & The Harem Conspiracy

Travis Brown This Medical Life Mummies Podcast

This is the story of Egyptian mummification and the trial of a millennia.

Ancient Egyptians hold a special place in history. Their civilization, religions, gods, conquests, traditions and rituals are some of the most well documented and fascinating. Throughout the centuries, we have been able to piece together the health and medicine of our ancient ancestors and the mummification process plays a significant part in this.

Which brings us to story the of Ramesses III and the Judicial papyrus of Turin. This tells a story of the Harem conspiracy to assassinate Ramesses III and ‘overturn the royal bark’. Through modern imaging techniques, the body of Ramesses III has given up its secrets about this conspiracy and the punishment of those responsible.