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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.

www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/cup_detail.taf?ti_id=4577
www.amazon.com/Mummies-Death-Egypt-Francoise-Dunand/dp/0801444721

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
http://djeserdjeserou.blogs-de-voyage.fr/images/medium_ramses_v.3.jpg
(fronal view)

Ramses V and Small Pox
www.resonancepub.com/biochemwar.htm
(scroll down to section on Ramses V)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4072392.stm
(other rulers killed by small pox)

Ramses V and Siptah
www-micro.msb.le.ac.uk/109/Introduction.html
(this page discusses the small pox of Ramses V and the polio of Siptah)