Archaeologists Unearth a ‘Lost Golden City’ in Egypt

The Luxor finding has been called “the second most important archaeological discovery” since King Tut’s tomb.

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A TEAM OF Egyptian archaeologists has unearthed what some describe as an industrial royal metropolis just north of modern-day Luxor, which incorporates what was once the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes (aka Waset). The archaeologists dubbed the site “the lost golden city of Luxor,” and they believe it may have been devoted to manufacturing decorative artifacts, furniture, and pottery, among other items.