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3400-year-old gold city found buried in sand in Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt have found a lost ‘city of gold’ on the west bank of the Nile River in the southern state of Lajjar. It is considered to be the biggest achievement since the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamen (Tuat), the most famous pharaoh of Egypt in 1922. Archaeologist Zahi Hawas, who was the Minister of State for Archaeological Affairs in Egypt, announced this on his Facebook page. The town, about 3,400 years old, was found buried in sand near the famous Kings Valley in Lagger. This is where Tut’s tomb was found. From this tomb, about 5 thousand precious artifacts, including
masks of Tutankhamen, with masks made of 10 kg gold, were found.

Interestingly, this discovery has happened inadvertently. The team of archaeologists reached the burial city while searching for the mortuary temple of Tutankhamen. The city is named Eton and was built by Amenotep-3. Amenotep-3, which settled Eton, was the ninth pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt. He was in power between 1391 BCE to 1353 BCE. It is called the golden period of Egypt. Then Egypt was at its peak in power and cultural gift. Archaeologist Havas states that it was the largest administrative and industrial city in ancient Egypt. So far no ancient pottery and such artwork has been found in the excavation of any ancient city.

In the southern part of the city, a large bakery ie kitchen has also been found. Which has a place for cooking and preparing. There is a place for furnaces and pottery. Seeing the size of this bakery, it can be easily said that it used to provide food to a large number of employees. Special meat container for celebrating Archaeologists have found a container of clay in the city, in which about 10 kg of dried or boiled meat was kept. It reads, “Year 37, this decorated meat was brought to Kha (Kha) ‘s cattle-abattoir for the third Heb Sed festival, which has been prepared by Butcher Luvi.”

1-Standing walls of 10 feet high.
2-Snake-like walls surround the administrative area.
3-Houses built along the wayside.
4-Burial of a buried person.
5-The tomb of a cow and bull buried within the rooms.
6-A large bakery, which has a furnace and storage.
7-Clay brick making workshop.
8-Mold to mold glass and metal.
9-Ancient Egyptian sacred amulets and rings such as the black moth i.e. ladybug.
10-Colored pottery.
11- Wine pitches
12-Earthen bricks on which the featus of Amenotep-3 are inscribed. (Kartush was an oval hieroglyph of ancient Egypt with a royal name written on it)
13-Spinning and weaving tools.
14-Decorative artwork

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