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

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 latest in a series of ancient discoveries Egypt has touted in recent years in hopes of attracting more tourists. Egypt has been trying to revive its tourism sector, a major source of foreign currency. The sector is heavily reliant on the country’s ancient treasures.

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