Offbeat Egypt: discovery of a "lost golden city" old 3,000 years
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according to the experts, Aten is the largest city ever and one of the most important discoveries since the tomb of the grave Toutankhamon.
An Egyptian archaeological mission discovered the "largest ancient city of Egypt", dating back more than 3,000 years before our era, near Luxor, in the south of the country, said Thursday its director, former Minister of Antiques And Archaeologist Zahi Hawass.
"The archaeological mission (...) discovered a city buried (...) which dates from the reign of King Amenhotep III and which continued to be used by King, or there are 3,000 years ago" , affirms the archaeological mission
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in a statement.
arrived on the throne in 1.391 before our era, Amenhotep III died in -1.353. Objects, including jewelry and pottery bearing its seal have been discovered in the city, confirming the dating, is it specified. It is "the largest ancient city of Egypt", according to Mr. Hawass, cited in the press release.The discovery of this lost city is the second largest archaeological discovery since the tomb of Tutankhamon
The mission started its excavations in September 2020 between the temples of Ramses III and Amenhotep III near Luxor, about 500 km south. Cairo. "In a few weeks, to the surprise of the team, clay brick formations have begun to appear," says the statement. And the
site is "in good state of conservation, with almost whole walls and pieces full of tools of everyday life". "The discovery of this lost city is the second largest archaeological discovery since', esteem Betsy Brian, Egyptology Professor at John Hopkins University, the United States, also cited in the statement. It will include "to offer us a rare overview of the life of the ancient Egyptians during the most popular hours of the (new) Empire". The discovery city has been named Aten.
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