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’.
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.
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.”
Here's an in-depth look back on today's highlights during the historic Pharaohs' Golden Parade. Let us know what your favorite moments were! #ThePharaohsGoldenParadehttps://t.co/lq1SGJvle4 pic.twitter.com/t2evVIOHma— Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (@TourismandAntiq) April 3, 2021