Pharonic Singer’s Tomb Found in Egypt

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian and Swiss archaeologists have unearthed a rare tomb of a female singer in Egypt's Valley of the Kings.

Antiquities officials said Sunday it is the only tomb of a woman not related to the ancient Egyptian royal families ever found in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor.

The tomb belongs to a female singer named Nehmes Bastet from the 22nd dynasty, which reigned between 945 and 712 BC. She is thought to be a daughter of a high priest and named for the feline deity Bastet.

Swiss archeologists say the tomb was discovered by accident.