Famous Egyptologist Zahi Hawass announced the discovery of the remains of an ancient city in the desert outside Luxor (April 8)
It is identified as the largest city ever found in Egypt. It dates back to the age of the pharaohs and dated back to 3000 years and belong to the reign of Amenhotep III and discovered as continued to be used by Tutankhamun.
City was buried under sand for thousands years and it is one of the most important finds since unearthing Tutankhamun’s tomb.
“second most important archeological discovery since the tomb of Tutankhamun” Betsy Bryan, professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at Johns Hopkins University said.
Jewellery items, coloured pottery vessels, scarab beetle amulets and mud bricks bearing seals of Amenhotep III have been unearthed.
The excavations began in September last year.