Epoch Times Africa Reports — Famed Egyptian Archaeologist Reveals Details of Ancient City

CAIRO—Egypt’s best-known archaeologist on Saturday revealed further details on a Pharaonic city recently found in the southern province of Luxor. Zahi Hawass said that archaeologists found brick houses, artifacts, and tools from pharaonic times at the site of the 3,000-year-old lost city. It dates back to Amenhotep III of the 18th dynasty, whose reign is considered a golden era for ancient Egypt. “This is really a large city that was lost. … The inscription that found inside here says that this city was called: ‘The dazzling Aten,’” Hawass told reporters at the site. Archeologists started excavating in the area last year, searching for the mortuary temple of boy King Tutankhamun. However, within weeks they found mud-brick formations that eventually turned out to be a well-preserved large city. City walls and even rooms filled with ovens, storage pottery, and utensils used in daily life are said to be present. Archeologists also …Africa News | The Epoch TimesRead MoreAfrica, archaeology, Science, World, Egypt, archeology

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