Egypt announced the opening of the “golden city” forgotten for 3 thousand years




The city was founded during the time of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who ruled Ancient Egypt in the XIV century BC, and was at that time the largest administrative center of the region.





Not far from Luxor in Upper Egypt, the lost “golden city” was discovered, which was founded more than three and a half thousand years ago, but then abandoned and covered with sand. The discovery was announced by a group of scientists-Egyptologists led by the former secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt Zahi Hawass, according to the Egyptian publications Ahram and El Balad.

Scientists believe that the city was founded during the time of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who ruled Ancient Egypt in the XIV century BC, and was at that time the largest administrative center of the region.

“The streets of the city are divided by houses, some of them are 3 meters high, and we were able to find that the city stretches westward all the way to the famous [necropolis] of Deir el-Medina,” Hawass wrote on his Facebook page.

Johns Hopkins University Egyptologist Professor Betsy Brian called the discovery of the city the most important find in Egypt since the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun.

“The discovery of the lost city not only gives us a rare opportunity to see how the ancient Egyptians lived during the time when the country was at the peak of its prosperity but also helps us shed light on one of the greatest mysteries of history: why Akhenaten and Nefertiti decided to move to Amarna “Brian added.

Excavations at the site of the discovery of the city began in September 2020, when researchers began searching for the posthumous temple of Tutankhamun. Soon after the start of work, scientists discovered that buildings made of adobe bricks stretched in different directions. Then it was discovered that the scientists had a whole city in front of them, and in good condition, the buildings of which remained almost intact, and the interiors of the rooms were intact.


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