In June 1886, Gaston Maspero, head of the Egyptian Antiquities Service, was shocked by what he discovered while examining the mummies of Egypt’s most revered pharaohs.
Inside an undecorated coffin was a mysterious mummy whose face was locked in an eternal scream. His hands and feet were bound and it was evident that he was not given a traditional mummification.
They called him Unknown Man E.
Who was this man? And why was he mummified in this fashion? Was he a disgraced prince who plotted to murder his father, Ramesses III?
Maspero was convinced that foul play had been involved, and that the man had most likely been buried alive.