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Archaeology: Ancient royal tomb discovered in Luxor, says authorities

Authorities said on Saturday that a pharaonic-era tomb had been discovered by archaeologists in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor.

Egypt reveals artifacts and mummy from tombs in ancient city of Luxor. (Photo: Pixabay)
Egypt reveals artifacts and mummy from tombs in ancient city of Luxor. (Photo: Pixabay)

The royal tomb was discovered by an Egyptian-British mission in an ancient site on the west bank of the Nile River near Luxor, which is located 650 kilometers (400 miles) south of the capital Cairo, according to Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

He claimed that preliminary investigations indicate the tomb appears to date from the 18th Dynasty of Pharaonic Egypt, which reigned from 1550 to 1292 B.C.

The tomb is the most recent of several historic finds that Egypt has promoted recently in an effort to draw more tourists. Egypt has been working to resurrect its tourism industry, which is a significant source of foreign exchange. The nation’s historic treasures play a significant role in this area.

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Archaeology: Ancient royal tomb discovered in Luxor, says authorities