Teye was the mother of the man that conspirators had
hoped to put on the throne in place of Rameses III.
Thiry-one men were implicated, along with six of their
wives. All except four of them were executed or allowed
to take their own life. The plot centered, however, on
the women of the harem, Teye in particular. Although her
son was found guilty, the women of the harem seem to have
been left alone. The group of conspirators is
enlightening as to their motivation: eleven officials of
the harem, twelve officials or courtiers, five military
men, and a solitary priest.