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Archaeologists discovered the Egyptian Pompeii near Luxor.  They chant it may be the discovery of the century

Archaeologists discovered the Egyptian Pompeii near Luxor. They chant it may be the discovery of the century

Archaeologists have discovered a vast ancient city in Egypt that has been forgotten for centuries, although it is located near some of the most famous Egyptian monuments in Luxor. Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Havas, who oversees excavations at the site, said the city was built about 3,400 years ago during the reign of the famous pharaoh Amenhotep III.

In the newly discovered city there were almost complete walls of houses and rooms with daily necessities and rings, images of scarabs and colored ceramic pots, as well as bricks with the cartouche of Pharaoh Amenhotep, an oval frame bearing the name of the pharaoh. Wrote. “Some of the walls of the houses in the city are three meters high,” said Havas. Several glass and porcelain stoves are also found on site.

The city was discovered almost by accident. In September, a team of archaeologists began searching for a funeral home near Luxor, but soon began hitting bricks at every turn. The exposed streets lie on the left bank of the Nile near present-day Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, and the Colossi of Memnon.

“This is a very important finding,” Peter Lacovara, director of the American Heritage Fund, told Reuters. Egypt And archeology. “It’s like the Egyptian Pompeii,” said Lacovara.

Video: a tomb in the pyramids of Giza.

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient tomb near the Great Pyramid of Giza. There is also a tomb of two priests who are over 4,400 years old. | Video: Reuters