There were more conspiracies on Pharaoh's court. One of them was prepared by a minor Pharaoh's wife Tiye. She wanted to prevent Ramesses Iv from coming to the throne, because she wanted to get the throne for her son Pentaweret. She won over most of harem women and Binemwese - the captain of Nubian archers, using promises, jewels and various privileges. The conspirators bribed six wives of "Gate guards" – their task was to give information from harem dwellers appealing to general rebellion against the Pharaoh. But the conspiracy was revealed and its authors were arrested and put on trial.
The situation was really serious, because all accused came from a close circle of the Pharaoh and some of them were even high dignitaries. Ramesses III. didn't investigate himself, but he established an extraordinary trial, which investigated and interrogate before the the session of the court. The main authority of this trial was to inflict punishments and ensure their execution, capital punishment included (only the Pharaoh could decide it under common circumstances).
About 40 accused were brought to trial gradually in groups. Tiye and 28 conspirators were condemned to death in the first trial. Other 6 conspirators had to commit suicide publicly in front of the whole nation as it was decided in the second trial. The third trial was with other 4 conspirators, Pentaweret himself included, who had the privilege to commit suicide in private.
Main authors of the conspiracy
|Name of a conspirator||Post|
|Pebekkamen||chief of chamber|
|Yenini, the Libyan||Royal butler|
|Binemwese||Captain of the archers from Kush|