From the archives: Ancient Egypt

The tomb of Meketre contained wooden dioramas of ancient Egyptian life; Ozymandias was a redhead; Ramesses III fought off an invasion by the mysterious Sea Peoples, and was then murdered by a conspiracy of magicians, physicians, butlers, and his wife.

Ramesses III
Metropolitan Museum of Art [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Ramesses III was murdered by the harem conspiracy, a cabal of courtiers led by one of his wives.


Ramesses II, also known as Ozymandias, was a redhead.


Sea Peoples
Drawn by Faucher-Gudin, from a photograph by Beato. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The invading Sea Peoples were responsible for the collapse of many late Bronze Age civilisations. Ramesses III was one of the few leaders to successfully fight them off.


The tomb of Meketre, an official of the Middle Kingdom, was filled with wooden dioramas of ancient Egyptian life that have (incredibly) survived intact.

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