The city in central Egypt was built more than 3,400 years ago during the reign of the great pharaoh Amenhotep III. Excavations began in September while searching for a temple. Discovered by Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass, brick structures with almost complete walls and rooms filled with detail in all directions were soon discovered. In addition to everyday utensils such as pots and ovens, (parts) of statues, rings, and scarabs have been found.
The American expert on Egypt Peter Lacovara described the Pompeii-like city as an important discovery, referring to the Italian archaeological site in Italy. “The discovery of this lost city is the second most important archaeological discovery since the tomb of Tutankhamun,” said Betsy Brian, a professor of Egyptology from Johns Hopkins University in the United States.
Also during Tutankhamun’s reign, many people are said to have lived in the “lost golden city”. Tutankhamun belonged to the Eighteenth Dynasty of the Pharaohs and ruled Egypt for a brief period in the fourteenth century BC. Britain’s Howard Carter discovered his grave in 1922.
Although Tutankhamun himself did not perform any great deeds, he became world famous because his tomb was untouched and contained many treasures. When he died, he was only 19 years old.