Herodotus claimed that Queen Nitocris (Ntikrty) sought vengeance for the murder of her brother, the king. She constructed a banqueting hall with an inbuilt water inlet, and arranged for those she held responsible to be lured there by a great feast and then drowned. To escape the vengeance of her enemies, she threw herself into a room of embers (sounds like a bad way to go).
It is often stated that there never was a queen with this name, but rather a scribal error is to blame.
Copyright J Hill 2010