Archeologists have discovered a city lost under sand called the “Lost Golden City” in Luxor, Egypt. In a statement by lead archeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass on Thursday, he revealed details of what is said to be “the second most important archeological discovery since the tomb of Tutankhamun.”’
The city, known as Aten, is believed to have been established during the reign of King Amenhotep III. King Amenhotep III is the ninth pharaoh of Egypt’s eighteenth dynasty, who ruled from 1391 to 1353 B.C.
The discovery of the Lost City, not only will give us a rare glimpse into the life of the Ancient Egyptians at the time where the Empire was at his wealthiest – Betsy Brian, Professor of Egyptology, Johns Hopkins University
Brian added that the discovery will also provide answers to one of history’s greatest mysteries: why did Akhenaten & Nefertiti decide to move to Amarna? The city was abandoned and the capital relocated to Amarna. But was it? And why? And was the city repopulated again when Tutankhamun returned to Thebes? These are just some of the questions the archeologists are hoping to shed light on what really happened 3, 500 years ago as the mission continues.
SOURCE: Dr. Zahi Hawass