Saturday, April 10, 2021

3,000 year-old lost city found in Egypt - Video



 Egyptian archeologists have unearthed a three thousand year-old lost city complete with mud brick houses, artifacts and tools from the times of the pharaohs. 


  • It will take archaeologists at least 10 years to fully excavate the recently discovered ancient city, dubbed The Rise of Aten, that had been buried under sand in modern Egypt's eastern Luxor Governorate for over 3,000 years, lead archaeologist Zahi Hawass told Sputnik.

On Thursday, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said that an expedition led by Hawass, the former minister for antiquities affairs, had discovered a city on the west bank of the Nile near Luxor. It is the largest ancient settlement ever discovered in Egypt.

The 3,000-year-old city is believed to have been founded by 14th century BC pharaoh Amenhotep III and remained active throughout the reign of pharaoh Tutankhamun and his successor Ay.

    "This is a full-fledged city, it is considered to be the largest ever discovered settlement ... The work will last at least 10 years, since we need to excavate the entire city, as well as the area of temples", Hawass said.

According to the scientist, there are three quarters in the city where there are premises for storing meat and areas where clothes and raw bricks were produced.

    "We expect to move toward the temple area by September", Hawass added....SPUTNIK

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