Ohio woman first to make it to Egyptian tomb

LUXOR, Egypt - A photographer from northeast Ohio can claim that she was the first to discover a 3,000-year-old Egyptian tomb.

Heather Alexander, of Bedford, was the first member of a team of archeologists to make it to the tomb earlier this month. It's the first one found in Egypt's Valley of the Kings since the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922.

Alexander made her breakthrough after crawling on her stomach through a shaft 15 feet beneath the Egyptian desert. She says the discovery is the kind of thing she has dreamed about.

She's part of a team of archeologists from the University of Memphis that also includes Earl Ertman, a retired University of Akron art professor.

Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.