Frontiers in Medecine recently published a piece by Zahi Hawass and Sahar Saleem regarding the finding of a recent tomographic investigation of the embalmed remains of Pharaoh Seqenenre-Taa-II, who was likely captured in battle, tortured and ritually executed by a five man squad under orders from Apophis… AH, that got your attention! Apophis was the legendary ruler of the Hyksos, foreign invaders who ruled Northern Egypt for 100 years. An excerpt reads:
“An ancient Papyrus, The Sallier I; Papyrus I, stated that there was hostility between Seqenenre and the king of Hyksos, Apophis. According to the Papyrus, the Hyksos king Apophis sent a hostile message to Seqenenre, stating that noisy hippopotamuses in a pool in Thebes were disturbing his sleep in Avaris (644 Km away), and demanding that the Theban sacred pool be destroyed. The end of the Papyrus is lost, but the preserved text ends with the statement that Seqenenre called his counselors, which probably indicates an introduction to a battle.”
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