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Tomb of ancient Egyptian singer found

CAIRO, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Archaeologists excavating in Egypt say they've uncovered the tomb of an ancient singer in the country's Valley of the Kings.

A team of researchers from the University of Basel in Switzerland said they came across the tomb by chance.

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An inscription on the tomb containing a coffin with an intact mummy says the singer was Nehmes Bastet, a temple singer during Egypt's 22nd Dynasty, between approximately 945 and 712 B.C.

The coffin was opened Monday to reveal the "nicely wrapped" mummy of the woman, researcher Susanne Bickel told the BBC.

Egyptian archaeologists said the tomb was one of the very few in the Valley of the Kings that have not been looted at some point.

The wooden coffin was painted black and decorated with hieroglyphic texts, Egyptian news site Ahram reported.

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