Egypt announces discovery of ‘Lost Golden City’ in Luxor

SourceThe National

Egyptian archaeological mission headed by prominent Egyptologist Dr Zahi Hawass announced on Thursday the discovery of an ancient city buried beneath the sand near Luxor’s Valley of the Kings. The city, which is the largest to ever be discovered in Egypt, dates back to more than 3,000 years, having been built during the reign of Amenhotep III, the 9th pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty. The royal cartouche of Amenhotep III was found on a large number of tools found within the walls of the unearthed city which are remarkably well-preserved. Through the cartouche, Dr Hawass’s team was able to accurately date the city. more...