Join world-famous Egyptologist Zahi Hawass on a globe-spanning adventure, as he attempts to solve the world's oldest 'cold case' - a suspected murder that reaches right to the heart of the golden age of the Egyptian pharaohs. Ramesses III was the second pharaoh of the 20th dynasty, ruling from 1186 BC until his death in 1155 BC. An examination of his mummified remains, using the latest scientific technology, reveals a startling discovery: this supreme ruler of the New Kingdom was killed by a lethal slash to the throat But who could have murdered the most powerful man in the world? And how did they do it? These questions lead Zahi Hawass and his team on a journey across the world and far back in time, using everything from the DNA testing of mummies to ancient manuscripts written 3,000 years ago, to piece together the murderous conspiracy that violently ended the reign of Ramesses III. It is a tale involving the pharaoh's harem, court magicians, fierce rivalry and bloodthirsty revenge. Can modern day techniques solve this ancient murder case? Who really killed the 'last great pharaoh'?