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Archaeologists have found a 3,200-year-old underground tomb near the Pyramids of Giza and say it might be part of a previously unknown necropolis.

"We are in front of a very big discovery," the director of the Egyptian Antiquities Organization, Mohammed Ibrahim Bakr, told reporters Saturday outside the tomb, cut into a sand-covered slope of rock rising above the village of Abu Sir.

The tomb consists of a courtyard and a room cut into the rock at one level and a series of four chambers stretching deep into the desert hillside. It was built for Nakh-Min, "overseer of chariots" for Pharaoh Ramses II, who reigned in the 13th century B.C.

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