POISON, FORGERY and VOODOO: The Harem Conspiracy against Ramesses III.
Ramesses III was arguably Egypt’s last truly great warrior Pharaoh. He beat back concerted attacks by the Libyans and Sea Peoples and ruled long enough to celebrate his 30 year Heb Sed festival. So why did his reign end in an attempted coup? This talk examines the evidence to discover who the key players were, how much magic played a part, and finds uncanny modern parallels in the way access was gained to the private quarters of the king.