Siptah (Achilles ) and Ramses V (Orestes)
In Response To: Achilles' Heel & Siptah ()

I think the new book I saw thta discussed Siptah and polio was:

Mummies and Death in Egypt, Françoise Dunand and Roger Lichtenberg. Cornell University Press, 2006.

If I recall correctly this book also mentioned the disease that Ramses V suffered from was probably small pox. Ramses V is the Egyptian identity of Esarhaddon and the Greek Orestes (who was plagued by the Erinnyes). Recall that Orestes was the son of Agamemnon (Tiglath-pileser III).

Mummy of Ramses V
(fronal view)

Ramses V and Small Pox
(scroll down to section on Ramses V)
(other rulers killed by small pox)

Ramses V and Siptah
(this page discusses the small pox of Ramses V and the polio of Siptah)