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3,000-YEAR-OLD ‘LOST GOLDEN CITY’ OF ANCIENT EGYPT DISCOVERED

3,000-YEAR-OLD ‘LOST GOLDEN CITY’ OF ANCIENT EGYPT DISCOVERED

Context 

Egypt declared the revelation of what is being promoted as the most important find since the uncovering of King Tutankhamun’s tomb almost 100 years ago.

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  • A three-centuries old “lost golden city” from the era of eighteenth-dynasty king Amenhotep III, who ruled ancient Egypt from 1391 to 1353 B.C., was found in the southern area of Luxor, near some of the country’s best-known monuments.
  • The newly discovered city is situated on the west bank of the Nile river, near the Colossi of Memnon, Medinet Habu and the Ramesseum, or the mortuary temple of King Ramses II, which are all famous tourist destinations.
  • Items of jewellery such as rings have been unearthed, along with coloured pottery vessels, scarab beetle amulets and mud bricks bearing the seals of Amenhotep III.
  • Amenhotep III inherited an empire that stretched from the Euphrates to Sudan.

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