For researchers in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, finding an untouched tomb s an exciting prospect, but finding one that became the final resting place of an ancient uperstar 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 he 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 candidate or such a duty — you might even say she was born this way.
Her tomb was reportedly adorned with wooden laques and her remains were "nicely wrapped." The tomb's location in the Valley of the Kings is particularly important because up until recently, most researchers believed that area was reserved for royalty. Her prehistoric uperstar status was apparently enough to grant er a final resting place among the most cherished individuals of the era.