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Egypt announces discovery of major archaeological city in Luxor

Egypt announced the discovery of an ancient city in Luxor in southern Egypt dating back 3,000 years. It is believed to be the second-most important archaeological discovery since Tutankhamun’s tomb.
A picture taken on April 10, 2021, shows workers carrying a fish covered in gold uncovered at the archaeological site of a 3000-year-old city, dubbed The Rise of Aten, dating to the reign of Amenhotep III, uncovered by the Egyptian mission near Luxor.

CAIRO — An Egyptian mission led by former Minister of Antiquities Zahi Hawass, and jointly between the Zahi Hawass Center for Egyptology affiliated with Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Supreme Council of Antiquities affiliated with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, announced on April 8 the discovery of the largest archaeological city found in Egypt

The city, dubbed the “Lost Golden City” or “The Rise of Aten,” was unearthed in the west of Luxor city in south Egypt.

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