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Scientists solve 3,000-year-old pharaonic whodunit

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An assassin slit the throat of Egypt's last great pharaoh at the climax of a bitter succession battle, scientists said in a report on a 3,000-year-old royal murder. 

A papyrus representation of the reign of Egypt's last great pharaoh, Ramses III, is pictured in Venice on September 7, 2002. An assassin slit the pharaoh's throat at the climax of a bitter succession battle, scientists said Monday in a report on a 3,000-year-old royal murder.

Forensic technology suggests Ramses III, a king revered as a god, met his death at the hand of a killer, or killers, sent by his conniving wife and ambitious son, they said.

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