‘Aten’ Egypt’s 3,500 Year-Old City Found

aten egypt’s 3,500-year-old city found by egyptian archaeologists zahi hawass

In Egypt, archaeologists have found a 3,500-year-old city called Aten, which is considered a significant find in archaeology. The discovery is considered the most important since the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb, according to Egyptian archaeologists and Egyptologists.

On the western bank of Luxor in Egypt, archaeologists have been searching since September 2020 in search of an ancient mortuary temple. Back then, they could not have imagined finding something as large as a lost city. Originally, the archaeological mission was intended to search for King Tutankhamen’s mortuary temple. The 3,000-year-old Lost Golden City of Aten was discovered by famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass in early April 2021.

King Amenhotep III, the ninth king of ancient Egypt’s 18th dynasty, was deemed to have established Aten in ancient times. Aten was one of the largest industrial and administrative settlements in ancient times. It was located in Luxor, the southern city. Having discovered this city, archaeologists have been able to gain a glimpse into ancient Egyptian life during its height.

Archaeologists can learn more about past civilizations and their lifestyles by studying this ‘extraordinary’ discovery. Excavations began last September between the temple of Amenhotep III and the temple of King Ramses III. A large city was discovered with walls almost completely intact and rooms full of tools used every day.

Egyptologists say that the entire city was lost to the sands of Egypt and is considered to be one of the most important archaeological finds in the country. Archaeologists have found pottery, jewelry, and mud bricks bearing Amenhotep III seals, among other finds. Currently, the site is undergoing further archaeological work with the goal of uncovering untouched tombs with valuables. This is the most important discovery since the tomb of Tutankhamen, according to Egyptologists and archaeologists.

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