Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of an ancient city in the desert outside Luxor that they say is the “largest” ever found in Egypt and dates back to a golden age of the pharaohs 3,000 years ago. Famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass announced the discovery of the “lost golden city,” saying the site was uncovered near Luxor, home of the legendary Valley of the Kings.

Workers carrying a pot at the archaeological site of the 3000 year old city, dubbed The Rise of Aten, dating to the reign of Amenhotep III, uncovered by the Egyptian mission near Luxor. 

A skeleton at the site.

The ancient city uncovered.

The ancient city uncovered.

Workers carrying a fish covered in gold uncovered at the site. 

Photographs: Khaled Desouki/AFP
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