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New archaeological discovery at the Valley of the Kings

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posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 07:30 AM
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This is an exciting new discovery in Egypt.

The tomb of Amun Re singer Ni Hms Bastet was discovered in the
Valley of the Kings on Luxor’s West Bank


A deep burial well was found during a routine cleaning carried out by a Swiss archaeological mission on the path leading to King Tuthmosis III’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. The well leads to a burial chamber filled with a treasured collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts.

Mohamed Ibrahim, Minister of State for Antiquities, said that further inside the chamber, excavators stumbled upon a wooden sarcophagus painted black and decorated with hieroglyphic texts, and a wooden stelae engraved with the names and different titles of the deceased.

Early studies carried out by the Swiss team revealed that the tomb dates back to the 22nd Dynasty (945-712 BC) and it belongs to the daughter of Amun Re, lecture priest in Karnak temples and also the singer of the God Amun Re.

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Some of the reports are stating that this discovery is 1,100 years old, but I believe that they are misquoting the dates linked to the discovery. (the tomb dates back to the 22nd Dynasty (945-712 BC) )




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posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 07:35 AM
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A singer? And he got a coffin like this?

How come their coffins back then where more advanced than ours today?

Not to mention more elaborate, with all the artifacts etc.



posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 07:43 AM
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Originally posted by NeoVain
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A singer? And he got a coffin like this?

How come their coffins back then where more advanced than ours today?

Not to mention more elaborate, with all the artifacts etc.


My guess would be that they had more of a respect for life and death than we do today,
and creating items such as coffins were a sign of respect for death and the afterlife.



posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 07:52 AM
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Interersting.

Nehmes Bastet, daughter of Amun Re, lecture priest in Karnak temples and also the singer of the God Amun Re.

Now a days who sings for god, except for the church choir?? everyone including choir boys are cutting records and do not sing for god anymore.



posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 08:09 AM
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I wonder if she was a dancing singer? If so, her skelleton would probably show physical stress related to years of dancing.

Here is BBC article on the find:

"Egyptian tomb holds singer Nehmes Bastet's remains"
www.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 08:24 AM
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In Egypt, they held singers, musicians and dancers in high regard. Evidently, this singer was a 'diva' to have a title as such. No matter what her 'job' was, the article says they found a number of artifacts, which is great as it can help our understanding grow.

Nice



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