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The discovery of 4500-year-old tomb belonging to a woman named Hetpet, who was a priestess of Hathor, has been announced in Egypt. Hetpet's name first appeared near the tomb in 1909, but it wasn't until October 2017 that her tomb was actually unearthed near the pyramid of Khafre in the Giza western cemetery. Hetpet lived during the Fifth Dynasty, a period of prosperity and great building in Egypt's history. It's clear from the architecture and paintings that the tomb is from the Fifth Dynasty period; it has an entrance that leads to an L-shaped shrine with a purification basin that bears Hetpet's name. The paintings that adorn the walls are wonderfully preserved and include scenes of Hetpet hunting and fishing, as well as scenes of people making metal and dancing. According to biblical chronology, Hetpet would have lived several hundred years before Abraham.

Off-site Links:

- http://luxortimesmagazine.blogspot.ca/2018/02/egypt-uncovered-4500-years-old-tomb-of.html
- http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/289277/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/BREAKING-yearold-tomb-of-Fifth-Dynasty-prominent-w.aspx
- https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/egypt-tomb-woman-priestess-hetpet-archaeology/

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