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Tomb of pharaoh's stable master discovered in Egypt

Published on Mar 4, 2014 10:20 PM

CAIRO (AFP) - Archaeologists have discovered the nearly 3,500-year-old tomb of a royal stable master from the pharaonic era in the famed temple city of Luxor, Egypt, the government said on Tuesday.

The tomb was found by Egyptian, Italian and Spanish archaeologists while excavating another tomb on Luxor's western bank, the Egyptian ministry of antiquities said.

"The tomb belongs to an important statesman from the 18th dynasty called Maai," antiquities minister Mohamed Ibrahim said in a statement.

He said it was found when diggers made an opening in the wall of the other tomb.

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