Egypt: Archaeologists Uncover 3,000-Year-Old "Lost Golden City"

Egypt says it has uncovered a vast, untouched, 3,000 year-old ‘lost golden city’.

  • The newly discovered 'lost city' near Luxor in Egypt (Courtesy/ Zahi Hawass Center For Egyptology)
    The newly discovered 'lost city' near Luxor in Egypt (Courtesy/ Zahi Hawass Center For Egyptology)

Archaeologists hailed Thursday the discovery of “the largest” ancient city found in Egypt, buried under sand for millennia, which experts said was one of the most important finds since unearthing Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Furthermore, Famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass announced the discovery of the “lost golden city”, saying the site was uncovered near Luxor, home of the legendary Valley of the Kings.

“The city is 3,000 years old, dates to the reign of Amenhotep III, and continued to be used by Tutankhamun and Ay,” the statement added.

  • Skeletal remains found in the newly discovered ‘lost city’ near Luxor in Egypt (Courtesy/ Zahi Hawass Center For Egyptology)
    Skeletal remains found in the newly discovered ‘lost city’ near Luxor in Egypt (Courtesy/ Zahi Hawass Center For Egyptology)

It called the find “the largest” ancient city ever uncovered in Egypt.

Last week, Egypt transported the mummified remains of 18 ancient kings and four queens across Cairo from the iconic Egyptian Museum to the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, a procession dubbed the “Pharaohs’ Golden Parade.”