3,000-Year-Old Lost Golden City Is Discovered in ‘Good Condition’ in Egypt

3,000-Year-Old Lost Golden City Is Discovered in ‘Good Condition’ in Egypt

People-News·2021-04-10 05:22

'Lost Golden City' found in Luxor, Egypt

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Archeologists have made an exciting new discovery in Egypt, uncovering a lost 3,000-year-old city. 

On Thursday, Egyptologist Zahi Hawass announced that the "Lost Golden City" — which was still active during the reign of King Tutankhamun — had been found in Luxor.

"Many foreign missions searched for this city and never found it," Hawass wrote in a statement. "We began our work searching for the mortuary temple of Tutankhamun because the temples of both Horemheb and Ay were found in this area."

The find was described as "the largest city ever found in Egypt," and was discovered shortly after archeologists began their dig last September.

The lost city, which was the "largest administrative and industrial settlement in the era of the Egyptian empire on the western bank of Luxor," was founded by King Amenhotep III, who ruled the country from 1390 until 1353 BCE. 

'Lost Golden City' found in Luxor, Egypt

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'Lost Golden City' found in Luxor, Egypt

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