Egypt wrote another headline in history, another discovery in the ancient Egyptians’ mysteries that will blow your mind.
Famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass discovered the “lost golden city” near the western bank of Luxor that was hidden under the sands of Egypt for more than 3000 years ago. This age made the discovery one of the most important archaeological finds in the world since the one of discovering Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Lost golden city
The “lost golden city” is the largest ancient city ever discovered in Egypt, it used to be known as Aten.
The excavation started in September 2020 and they discovered that this city dates to the reign of Amenhotep III who was one of the greatest and powerful pharaohs in ancient Egypt. Then the Egyptians continued to use “Aten” city during the region of pharaohs Ay and Tutankhamun.
Dr. Hawass’ words about this discovery,”It was the largest administrative and industrial settlement in the era of the Egyptian empire,”.
Based on the discovery we got you the detailed description of this city. The city contains many houses crossed with streets and surrounded by 10 feet high walls. They found rooms filled with daily life tools that the ancient Egyptians were using and they were in good condition. Those findings are jewelleries, colored pottery vessels, rings, pots carrying meat, and scarab beetle amulets. There are also some tools to make glass plus weaving and spinning tools.
Between these houses, they discovered a large bakery full of the main bakery tools like ovens and storage pottery. The team was able to recognize the number of residents used to live in this city from the bakery tools sizes, it was very big to serve a large number of people.
The team also discovered an odd buried skeleton which attracted the professionals to make more investigation to know more about this person. The skeleton was buried with arms stretched out to the side and rope wrapped around the knees that made the team recognize it as a remarkable burial.
This discovery is very useful for history as it helped the Egyptologists to know more details and facts about the daily life of the ancient Egyptians and to solve more puzzles of their mystery life.
The excavation has unearthed only the southern part of Luxor city and still there are lots to discover in the northern region. So stay tuned for the upcoming discoveries in the Egyptian history, you will be amazed.