The ancient city of 3,000 years ago, considered the largest archaeological discovery after Tutankhamun’s tomb, was found in Egypt.
Egypt’s Antiquities Authority says it has found the ancient city, which is seen as a ‘lost golden city’ dating back 3,000 years. The ancient city, which was described as the largest administrative and industrial settlement in Luxor during the Egyptian Empire, was founded 3,000 years ago by King Amenhotep III, the agency said in a written statement.
When it was discovered by the team on duty, the walls of the city were found almost undeveloped, the statement said, pointing out that the rooms of the ancient city contained tools used in daily life.
In addition to the administrative and industrial center of the Egyptian Empire, the ancient city reportedly contained three royal palaces belonging to King Amenhotep III, while new excavations are expected to find new ancient tombs.
Betsy Bryan, Professor of Egyptian Studies at Johns Hopkins University in The United American, considered the ancient city the greatest archaeological discovery since tutankhamun’s tomb was found.