Untouched remains were buried among the kings of Egypt
For researchers in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, finding an untouched tomb is an exciting prospect, but finding one that became the final resting place of an ancient superstar is downright amazing. Swiss archaeologists recently stumbled upon the pristine remains of what they are calling the "Lady Gaga" of ancient Egypt: a singer for a revered deity who was buried some 3,000 years ago.
Her name was Nehmes Bastet and she served Amun-Ra, the deity often referred to as the "God of Gods." Amun-Ra was the Sun God of ancient Egypt, and therefore held the greatest importance of all the culture's icons. Amon's status within Egyptian lore would have meant an official position as his performer carried a lot of weight.
It's unclear exactly what purpose she served as a singer, but she likely played a role in many of the large-scale events held in honor of Amun-Ra, which may have heightened her celebrity. She is believe to be the daughter of the High Priest of Amon, making her the perfect candidateRead More »from Ancient Egypt’s Lady Gaga discovered in 3,000-year-old tomb