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Egypt, The “Lost City Of Gold” Unearthed. This Is The Most Important Discovery After That Of Tutankhamun’s Tomb.

It is a golden age for Egyptian archeology. For a long time, exciting discoveries have followed one another and take us back thousands of years, when prosperous cities, or rather empires, rose among the expanses of sand.

Today, to the list of the most recent discoveries is added one that experts consider being the second most important after the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb the ancient city is known as the “Lost City of Gold”, or Aten, was discovered.

Posted by Dr. Zahi Hawass on Thursday, 8 April 2021

The announcement of Aten’s discovery was made by famous archaeologist Zahi Hawass – whose commitment to Egyptian archeology earned him the nickname “Pharaoh” – on his social networks.

Aton dates back 3000 years and was founded by one of the most forward-thinking kings of Egypt, the Pharaoh Amenhotep III , who ruled from 1391 to 1353 BC .. This is the most important industrial and administrative center of the time and it is located near the famous archaeological site of Luxor.

Posted by Dr. Zahi Hawass on Thursday, 8 April 2021

The excavations began in September 2020, but the objective was quite different. Then mud bricks began to emerge in all directions and as they continued to dig, archaeologists realized that they had a huge city under their feet.

The experts then proceeded to the dating of the ancient city, thanks to the engravings on certain vases, but especially thanks to the seals found on certain bricks which corresponded to the cartridge of king Amenhotep III.

Posted by ‎Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities وزارة السياحة والآثار‎ on Thursday, 8 April 2021

In the past, there have been many other international expeditions in search of the ancient lost City of Gold, but none have ever managed to find it.

The city is in a good state of preservation the streets are lined with houses whose walls reach up to three meters high, writes archaeologist Hawass in the post.

A zigzag brick building, a sort of labyrinth , with a single access point leading to corridors, appears extremely interesting. This is probably a security entrance that allowed the guards to tightly control who entered and who exited.

Posted by Dr. Zahi Hawass on Thursday, 21 January 2021

Many artifacts have already been discovered, including many utensils that were used in production activities – for spinning, weaving, cooking, and preparing food – as well as vases, bowls, rings, and other artifacts. daily life.

The extraordinary nature of this discovery lies in the fact that everything it contains has remained intact for millennia. It will give experts the opportunity to understand a lot about the life of the Egyptians during ancient Egypt at the height of its greatness.

Archaeologists now have high expectations: they expect to discover tombs and sepulchers filled with treasures, never opened for millennia.

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