Lost golden city’ found in Egypt reveals lives of ancient pharaohs
BC Built by King Amenhotep III, grandfather of King Tutankhamun, who ruled around 1390, The Lost Golden City is the largest ancient settlement ever found in Egypt. Before I read more about King Tutankhamun, I wrote an informative article. Don’t forget to read it.
It is believed by Egyptian archaeologists to be the largest city in the Egyptian Empire and is considered to be the most important archaeological find since the tomb of King Tutankhamun about a century ago. The ruins of the Lost Golden City, lost in the sands of the desert for three millennia, date back as far as 3,400 years to the reign of Amenhotep III of the 18th dynasty, who ruled ancient Egypt in a golden age of peace and prosperity.Former Minister of State for Antiquities in Egypt Dr. Zahi Hawass has issued a statement saying:
“Many missions searched for the missing gold city but never found it. The famous archaeologist led an Egyptian team to search for King Tutankhamun’s tomb last September. The excavation site is located near Luxor, between the Temple of Rameses III in Medinat Habu and the Temple of Amenhotep III in Memon.
The discovery of a 3,000-year-old city that was lost to the sands of Egypt has been hailed as one of the most important archaeological finds since Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass announced the discovery of the “lost golden city” near Luxor on Thursday.
He said the find was the largest ancient city, known as Aten, ever uncovered in Egypt.
It was unearthed within weeks of the excavation starting in September 2020.
The city dates to the reign of Amenhotep III, one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs, who ruled from 1391 to 1353 BC.
The city continued to be used by pharaohs Ay and Tutankhamun, whose nearly intact tomb was discovered in the Valley of the Kings by British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922.
“The discovery of this lost city is the second most important archaeological discovery since the tomb of Tutankhamun,” Betsy Brian, professor of Egyptology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, US, said.
She said the city would “give us a rare glimpse into the life of the ancient Egyptians” at the time when the empire was at its wealthiest.