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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 11:26 AM

A 3,000-year-old 'lost golden city' has been unearthed in Egypt

By Sudarsan Raghavan
Washington Post

April 8, 2021 at 10:22 a.m. EDT

CAIRO — A 3,000-year-old “lost golden city” has been unearthed in the southern city of Luxor, a discovery that could be the most significant find in Egypt since the tomb of the boy king Tutankhamun, the archaeological mission said Thursday in a statement.

The lost city, known as Aten, is believed to have been founded by King Amenhotep III, the ninth king of ancient Egypt’s 18th dynasty who ruled the country from 1391 to 1352 B.C., the mission’s statement said. It is believed to be the largest administrative and industrial settlement in that era, nestled on the western bank of Luxor.

“The discovery of this lost city is the second most important archaeological discovery since the tomb of Tutankhamun,” Betsy Bryan, an Egyptology professor at Johns Hopkins University and member of the mission, said in the statement.

Its discovery, she added, “will give us a rare glimpse into the life of the ancient Egyptians” at a time when the empire was at its wealthiest.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/luxor-lost-city-tutankhamun-archaeology/2021/04/08/4d9577d0-9863-11eb-8f0a-3384cf4fb399_story.html

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 11:33 AM

1. Can't wait for the pics!

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Response to Bayard (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 11:50 AM

2. You and me both!

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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 07:47 PM

3. 3,000-year-old 'Lost Golden City' unearthed in Egypt's Luxor

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Egypt announced on Thursday the discovery of what it termed the "Lost Golden City" in the southern province of Luxor, with one U.S.-based egyptologist describing the find as the biggest archaeological discovery since Tutankhamun's tomb nearly a century ago.

A mission led by Egypt's former antiquities chief Zahi Hawass unearthed "several areas or neighborhoods" of the 3,000-year-old city after seven months of excavation.

The mission's original target was to find a mortuary temple of King Tut, whose tomb was discovered in Luxor's Valley of the Kings in 1922, but they instead excavated parts of an entire city.

The city, which Hawass also called "The Rise of Aten," dates back to the era of 18th-dynasty king Amenhotep III, who ruled Egypt from 1391 till 1353 B.C.

"The excavation started in September 2020 and within weeks, to the team's great surprise, formations of mud bricks began to appear in all directions," Egypt's antiquities ministry said in a statement.

"What they unearthed was the site of a large city in a good condition of preservation, with almost complete walls, and with rooms filled with tools of daily life."

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https://www.newsbreak.com/news/2200251390674/3-000-year-old-lost-golden-city-unearthed-in-egypt-s-luxor

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Egyptologist Zahi Hawass Announces Discovery of Lost ‘Golden’ City in Luxor

EGYPTIAN STREETS
8 APRIL 2021



Image courtesy of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced on Thursday that an Egyptian mission under the supervision of Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass discovered a city – dubbed the Rise of Aten – which had been under the sands for 3,000 years, dating back to the reign of Amenhotep III.

The statement, which was shared on the Ministry’s social media pages, adds that “the largest city ever found in Egypt” was founded by one of the greatest rulers of Egypt, namely of the New Kingdom, Amenhotep III. The latter had been the ninth king of Dynasty 18, ruling Egypt from 1391 till 1353 B.C.

“Many foreign missions searched for this city and never found it. We began our work searching for the mortuary temple of Tutankhamun because the temples of both Horemheb and Ay were found in this area,” Hawass said. “The city’s streets are flanked by houses, which some of their walls reach 3 meters high. We can reveal that the city extends to the west, all the way to the famous Deir el-Medina.”

Betsy Brian, Professor of Egyptology at John Hopkins University in Baltimore USA, described the discovery as “the second most important archeological discovery since the tomb of Tutankhamun.”

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https://egyptianstreets.com/2021/04/08/egyptologist-zahi-hawass-announces-discovery-of-lost-golden-city-in-luxor/



Viva, Dr. Zahi Hawass!

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The 3,000-year-old lost city of Luxor appears | Culture
April 8, 2021

When Egypt still had its head in the solemn procession of mummies last Saturday in Cairo, a local archaeological mission announced on Thursday the discovery of what they consider the largest ancient city ever found in the country, and which has remained hidden under the sands of Luxor, in the south, for 3,000 years. The city, apparently called The Rise of Aten, was founded by Pharaoh Amenhotep III, the ninth king of the 18th dynasty, who ruled Egypt from 1391 BC to 1353 BC, and was the largest administrative and industrial settlement of the time in the area, as explained by Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s most famous archaeologist and head of the mission, in a release. The place, which has also become known as the Lost Golden City, continued in operation during the reigns of Tutankhamun and Ay. “This is the most important discovery after the tomb of Tutankhamun,” Hawass assured EL PAÍS.

The area in which the pharaonic city has been found lies between the temple of Amenhotep III at Memnon, west of the modern city of Luxor, and the temple of Ramses III at Medinet Habu, another archaeological site located on the bank of the Nile opposite to Luxor. The Egyptian mission began work at this point in search of the mortuary temple of Tutankhamun. “Many foreign missions searched for this city and never found it,” Hawass said in his statement.

The excavation work began in September 2020, and within a few weeks the mission began to unearth mud brick formations in all directions that belonged to the ancient city, which remain in good condition and include almost complete walls. Since then, several areas or neighborhoods have been discovered. “The streets of the city are lined with houses, some with walls of up to three meters,” writes Hawass, who believes that the city extends west “to the famous Deir El Medina”, an important town of workers and artisans of the Old Egypt.

Hawass’s team has also been able to identify some of the buildings in the city. Thus, in the southern part there has been a bakery and a food preparation area with ovens and storage ceramics that, due to their size, are considered to supply “a large number of workers.” Another part, still half discovered, corresponds to the administrative and residential district, with larger and well-arranged buildings, and is surrounded by a zigzag wall with a single entrance that leads to the internal corridors and residential areas, probably For security.

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Egyptian archaeological mission discovers ‘Lost Golden City’ in Luxor
Ancient city was built during reign of Amenhotep III, who ruled Egypt from 1391 to 1353 B.C.

Nihal Samir 7 hours ago



An Egyptian archaeological mission, led by famed archaeologist Zahi Hawass, has unearthed the 3000-year-old “Golden City”, also called, The Rise of Aten.

The ancient city was built during the reign of Amenhotep III, the ninth king of the 18th Dynasty who ruled Egypt from 1391 to 1353 B.C. This city was active during the great king’s co-regency with his son, the famous Amenhotep IV/Akhenaton. It remained in use by following kings Tutankhamun and Ay.

The Egyptian mission was surprised to discover the largest administrative settlement in Ancient Egypt.

“Many foreign missions searched for this city and never found it. We began our work searching for the mortuary temple of Tutankhamun because the temples of both Horemheb and Ay were found in this area,” Hawass said.

“The city’s streets are flanked by houses, some of which have up to 3-metre-high walls,” Hawass continued, “The city extends to the west, all the way to the famous ancient village Deir el-Medina.”

More:
https://dailynewsegypt.com/2021/04/08/egyptian-archaeological-mission-discovers-lost-golden-city-in-luxor/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 07:54 PM

4. Thank you for posting these additional links Judy!

The WashPost paywall can be a hassle. I'm glad you found ways for us to find out more about this amazing discovery.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 04:56 AM

5. It's going to be wonderful looking forward to all the new information to come!

Really glad to hear about this enormous blast ahead into the past! So much to learn, and we can use a larger view of life than what it has finally become at this point! Advanced technology, deteriorated social, spiritual development.

Hoping we will be seeing more from Egypt, frequently. What a fascinating world is seems to have been, even as little as we know of it already.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 11:36 AM

6. Have you read the Amelia Peabody novels by Elizabeth Peters?

Peters, aka Barbara Michaels aka Barbara Mertz (her real name) had a PhD in Egyptology. She wrote a series of hilarious but factually interesting mystery novels about fictional Amelia Peabody, her husband Radcliffe Emerson and their excavations in Egypt in the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Mertz also wrote "Red Land, Black Land", a nonfiction book about Egypt.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:08 AM

7. Haven't,sorry to say,but I've definitely heard about this motivated woman.She sounds extraordinary.

There are some great photos of her in Google images.

Someone should write a terrific biography about her. It would be an inspiration.

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