Skip to comments.Almost 3,000-year-old tomb of female singer found in Egypt
Posted on 01/16/2012 11:38:55 AM PST by SunkenCiv
Swiss archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a female singer dating back almost 3,000 years in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, Antiquities Minister Mohammed Ibrahim said on Sunday.
The rare find was made accidentally by a team from Switzerland's Basel University headed by Elena Pauline-Grothe and Susanne Bickel in Karnak, near Luxor in Upper Egypt, the minister told the media in Cairo.
The woman, Nehmes Bastet, was a singer for the supreme deity Amon Ra during the Twenty-Second Dynasty (945-712 BC), according to an inscription on a wooden plaque found in the tomb.
She was the daughter of the High Priest of Amon, Ibrahim said.
The discovery is important because "it shows that the Valley of the Kings was also used for the burial of ordinary individuals and priests of the Twenty-Second Dynasty," he added.
Until now the only tombs found in the historic valley were those linked to ancient Egyptian royal families.
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A handout picture released by Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities shows the grave of Nany of the 22nd Dynasty, a singer of the Egyptian deity Amun-Re, which was discovered near the Temple of Karnak in the southern ancient city of Luxor during excavations by Swiss archaeologists.
No! Grace Slick is still alive!
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Thanks Red Badger.
But Sophie Tucker isn’t.
Looks like Whitney Houston after a binge.
Bet she wasn't as hot as Susanna Hoffs.
Tripping over it would have been "found by accident"....
She was obviously still holding her microphone....
How long until the muzzies destroy it?
Bill Clinton’s on his way to ask her out.
I hope she’s shaved her pits by now.
The Egyptians had rock stars too, you know.
And if they hadn’t enslaved the Jews, we’d still be buying their music!
Instead we have to hear about it from Archaeologists.
DON’T SCREW WITH THE PRODUCERS!
I’ve heard of this chick ... good looker, but a lip syncher ... feh !
Shaved pits are passe and silly. A woman should look, smell and feel like her natural self, all over, unless she’s a mummified rock star.
Did they have auto-tune back then?
Who, Helen Thomas?
It was Cher.
So who is going to do the Super Bowl halftime show now that this has happened to Madonna?
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