It has been dubbed the most important find since the unearthing of Tutankhamun’s tomb in the 1920s by experts. Almost a century on, we’re still uncovering hidden artefacts, treasures and in this instance a city!
Egyptology experts have said that Aten is the largest city ever to be uncovered (so far), labeled as the ‘lost golden city’ and is located close to Luxor. Among the finds are statues of Queen Tiye, the wife of Amenhotep III who ruled for almost 40 years from 1390 – 53 BCE.
Jewellery, pottery, a bakery and sewing equipment were also reportedly found, offering glimpses into the everyday life of ancient Egyptians.
This find adds to another astonishing breakthrough into our understanding of ancient Egypt. The treasures and everyday items from back then still captivate audiences today thousands of years after.
Learn more about the awe-inspiring ancient Egyptian tombs and temples along the banks of the river Nile with our Tough Boats: Egypt Down The Nile show.
Check out our Empire Builders: The Ancient Egyptians episode to travel through time and appreciate 3000 years of ancient Egyptian history through the amazing stories of ten of its most famous and spectacular buildings.
Written by Kaz Bosali