16 Jan '12, 12am

Swiss archaeologists discover tomb of female singer dating back nearly 3,000 years

CAIRO (AFP) - 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 to 712 BC), according to an inscription on a wooden plaque found in the tomb. She was the daughter of the High Priest of Amon, Mr Ibrahim said.

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