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An Ancient Tomb Belonging to a Priestess Was Just Uncovered

via Travel + Leisure

Archaeologists in Egypt just found a tomb dating back 4,400 years, belonging to the ancient priestess, Heptet.

Serving Hathor, the goddess of fertility, Heptet assisted in childbirth. Because of her connection to children, her tomb was found with rare and well-preservered wall paintings of children giving her gifts. There were also scenes depicting hunting and fishing.

According to the BBC, there were also some paintings of a dancing monkey performing in front of an orchestra, as well as other scenes with music and dancing.

While excavating in the vicinity of the Great Pyramid of Giza, archaeologists happened across the tomb, one of several spots that have been dug up containing housed officials from the Old Kingdom’s Fifth Dynasty.

“We’re going to continue digging in this area and I believe that very soon we’re going to discover something,” said Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani.

It looks like Heptet was the life of the party.

[via Travel + Leisure]

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