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    Archaeologists Open 4,400-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb

    It’s a window on eternity. Archaeologists in Egypt announced the discovery of a well-preserved burial chamber from the Fifth Dynasty, a prosperous era when pharaohs were still building pyramids. The lavish tomb belonged to Hetpet, a priestess of Hathor — the goddess of fertility, music and dance — and was decorated with colorful painted scenes including unusual images of monkeys dancing in front of an orchestra. Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities hopes this and other recent discoveries will boost tourism, which has suffered since the country’s Arab Spring uprisings.

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