|Manu||Date: Tuesday, 13-April-2021, 10:08 AM | Message # 1|
|By Laura Geggel - Editor 3 days ago|
The city includes units behind zigzag walls, a bakery and more.
Archaeologists have found a "Lost Golden City" that's been buried under the ancient Egyptian capital of Luxor for the past 3,000 years, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced Thursday (April 8).
The city, historically known as "The Rise of Aten," was founded by Amenhotep III (ruled 1391-1353 B.C.), the grandfather of Tutankhamun, or King Tut. People continued to use the "Golden City" during Amenhotep III's co-regency with his son, Amenhotep IV (who later changed his name to Akhenaten), as well as during the rule of Tut and the pharaoh who followed him, known as Ay.
Despite the city's rich history — historical documents report that it was home to King Amenhotep III's three royal palaces and was the largest administrative and industrial settlement in Luxor at that time — its remains eluded archaeologists until now.
"Many foreign missions searched for this city and never found it," Zahi Hawass, the archaeologist who led the Golden City's excavation and the former minister of state for antiquities affairs, said in a translated statement.
Read more/full article/source - https://www.livescience.com/lost-golden-city-ancient-egypt.html