Pharaoh's brutal last moments revealed

February 26, 2015 5:17 PM

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He may not be as famous as Tutankhamun, but ancient Egypt's Pharaoh Senebkay may have experienced a death more fitting of a king. Woseribre Senebkay, whose reign likely dates to roughly 1650BC, was savagely killed in battle, according to an analysis of his remains.

That would make him the first Egyptian pharaoh confirmed to have died in such a way, per Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities, which reports the earliest pharaoh previously given this cause of death was Seqenenre Tao, who likely ruled a century later.

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