Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of the city on Thursday Egypt. The city was built over 3,400 years ago during the reign of Amenhotep III, one of the most powerful pharaohs in Egyptian civilization.
Archaeologists have unearthed a 3,400-year-old city in Egypt
The group was led by Sahih Hawass, an Egyptian archaeologist.
In September they began searching a temple near Luxor, but within weeks found the remains of buildings made of clay bricks in all directions.
They found a city with well-preserved houses with almost complete walls, brick rooms with appliances, ceramics and stamps.
According to Hawass, some of the walls of the houses are three meters high.
The excavations took place on the west bank of the Luxor, near the temples of King Ramses II and the Valley of the Kings.
Peter Lakovara, director of the US-based Ancient Egyptian Archaeological and Heritage Fund, said the discovery was important.
He says the state of conservation and the quantity of everyday items are reminiscent of other famous discoveries.
“It’s like an Egyptian Pompeii, which shows the need to protect this area as an archeological park,” he said.
Betsy Bryan, an expert on the rule of Amenhotep III, said that kilns were found on site to make glass and ceramics, along with the remains of thousands of statues.
“The discovery of the location of the production centers already opens up the details of what the Egyptians did under a great and wealthy ruler like Amenhotep III,” she said. Bryan says the new mining will “give years of knowledge.”
Hawass says Deir el-Madinah, a former workers’ village, is located west of the city. According to historical references, the palaces and administrative and industrial centers of Amenhotep III were located here.