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Fri Apr 9, 2021, 02:40 PM

Archeologists unearth an ancient pharaonic city in Egypt

Source: AP

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian archeologists have unearthed a 3,000-year-old lost city, complete with mud brick houses, artifacts, and tools from pharaonic times.

Noted archeologist Zahi Hawass said an Egyptian mission discovered the mortuary city in the southern province of Luxor. It dates back to what is considered a golden era of ancient Egypt, the period under King Amenhotep III of the 18th dynasty.

“Many foreign missions searched for this city and never found it,” Hawass said in a statement Thursday. The city, built on the western bank of the Nile River, was once the largest administrative and industrial settlement of the pharaonic empire, he added.

Last year, archeologists started excavating in the area, searching for the mortuary temple of King Tutankhamun. However, within weeks, the statement said, archeologists found mud bricks formations that eventually turned out to be a well-preserved large city. City walls, and even rooms filled with utensils used in daily life are said to be present.



An undated handout photo released Thursday, April 8, 2021 by the by the Zahi Hawass Center For Egyptology shows an archaeological discovery as part of the 'Lost Golden City' in Luxor, Egypt. The city is 3000 years old, dates to the reign of Amenhotep III, and continued to be used by Tutankhamun and Ay. (by the Zahi Hawass Center For Egyptology via AP)


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/egypt-nile-river-zahi-hawass-cairo-e274a39e19dd1d5f79f50213c5b802c4

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Reply Archeologists unearth an ancient pharaonic city in Egypt (Original post)
Omaha Steve Apr 2021 OP
Auggie Apr 2021 #1
lapfog_1 Apr 2021 #2
machoneman Apr 2021 #3
lapfog_1 Apr 2021 #4
displacedtexan Apr 2021 #5
miyazaki Apr 2021 #9
Evolve Dammit Apr 2021 #6
samnsara Apr 2021 #7
pansypoo53219 Apr 2021 #8
bluedigger Apr 2021 #10
catchnrelease Apr 2021 #12
thenelm1 Apr 2021 #11
Mysterian Apr 2021 #13
Karadeniz Apr 2021 #14

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 02:44 PM

1. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 03:18 PM

2. Did they find the map room

you need a staff of exactly 1 and 1/2 kadaff in length... and a crystal headpiece.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 03:24 PM

3. "Snakes. I hate snakes."

Great movie!

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Response to machoneman (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 03:27 PM

4. Asps, very dangerous... you go first.

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Response to machoneman (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 04:05 PM

5. And watch out for bad dates!

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 06:08 PM

9. The actual headpiece to the staff of ra was auctioned

just last year. I imagine it sold. The bidding started out at 100k if I remember right.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 05:14 PM

6. This is an amazing find. Any idea how many years to uncover the site?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 05:26 PM

7. I always wanted to be an archaeologist...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 05:46 PM

8. very cool. i always wanted a metal detector.

did watch the dig of a pauper cemetery. an infant jaw up close.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 06:08 PM

10. Typical Hawass.

Looks for one thing, finds another, and uses it to take a swipe at foreign archaeologists. This fuckin' guy.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 07:55 PM

12. A legend in his own mind

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 09:20 PM

13. Just great news!

We will learn a great deal from this discovery.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 10:05 PM

14. Very strange... why would household goods be left behind even if these people moved to

Amarna. Offhand, I don't recall seeing such buildings at Amarna. And it sounds like the artifacts point to Amenhotep, not a returning Tut. Can't wait for more information!

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