The mummy of pharaoh Seqenenre Tao II, who led the Egyptian troops against the Hyksos invaders. Photo: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AFP
The mummy of pharaoh Seqenenre Tao II, who led the Egyptian troops against the Hyksos invaders. Photo: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AFP
Egypt

Egypt autopsy offers new clues 3,600 years after pharaoh’s murder

  • Hi-tech scans of Seqenenre Tao II’s mummy show wounds skilfully hidden by embalmers, suggesting he was killed in an ‘execution ceremony’
  • Researchers have spent decades trying to decipher the death of Seqenenre, whose corpse was found in the late 19th century and had visible wounds on its face

The mummy of pharaoh Seqenenre Tao II, who led the Egyptian troops against the Hyksos invaders. Photo: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AFP
The mummy of pharaoh Seqenenre Tao II, who led the Egyptian troops against the Hyksos invaders. Photo: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AFP
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