Archaeologists unearth a 3000 year old city in Egypt: Lost Golden city of Luxor


The discovery of the three-millennia old ‘lost golden city’ has been hailed as one of the most important archaeological finds since Tutankhamun’s tomb. Touted as the largest ancient city ever found in Egypt, it dates to the reign of Amenhotep III, who ruled from 1391 to 1353 BC. Last year, excavations began in the area in search of the mortuary temple of King Tut. Within weeks, the team found mud bricks. What they unearthed was a city in good condition of preservation, with its walls almost intact, and rooms filled with tools. 
The dig reveals jewellery, coloured pottery and mud bricks bearing seals of Amenhotep III. According to a report, it contains a large number of ovens and kilns for making glass along with the debris of thousands of statues.  Noted archaeologist Zahi Hawass has said the city was once the largest industrial and administrative settlement of the pharaonic empire. He further said work was under way and his expects to uncover untouched tombs filled with treasure. 
Called as the ‘ancient Egyptian Pompeii’, the city was ruled by Tutankhamun’s grandfather Ling Amenhotep III, who is considered to be egypts most powerful pharaoh. It gives a rare glimpse into the lives of ancient Egyptians at a time when the empire was at its wealthiest. 


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