The Egyptian Archaeology Working Group announced on Thursday that it had discovered the largest ancient city discovered in the country, which has been hidden in the sands of Luxor for 3000 years. The city was founded by the French king Aharahotep III, the ninth king of the 18th Dynasty, who ruled Egypt from 1391 to 1353. The largest administrative and industrial center at the time.
“What has been discovered is the residential area on the outskirts of the city” Explained from Luxor to 20 minutes Spanish Egyptian scientists Francisco J. Martín and Teresa Bedman from the Institute of Ancient Egypt in Madrid. They pointed out that archaeologists visited the excavations last Saturday: “The blocks they found were built to meet the needs of the city: food, drinks, objects, amulets, jewelry… this is where the products are produced.
Martin (Martín) said: “It’s as if you are starting to see a city to build factories.” The findings of an archaeological mission led by Zahi Hawass indicate that “If these workshops are found, it is because There is a city that needs a lot of materials and production”.
The urban structure has several streets in the middle, which look like front doors. “We can imagine this is a place where people go to work. They control who goes in and out, what materials are introduced and what is made. No records have been found, but there will definitely be scribes carrying material lists and armed surveillance at the door. There was a lot of wealth“, which means Martín.
The Egyptian archaeological delegation identified some buildings in the city. Therefore, in the south there is a bakery and a food preparation area with ovens and ovens. Store ceramicsBedman said: “It’s like we are in a cannery.”
Found food stored in hundreds of jars and They are “marked” And the types of products they contain, the year of production and the manufacturer. According to Martin and Bedman, most of the products found will be shipped to King Amenhotep III’s third revitalization feast, which is the king’s revitalization feast.
To carry out these celebrations, animal sacrifices were made, and sacrificed bulls were found in excavations to provide to the Pharaoh. Martin said: “All the elements of the Hebrews have a sacred meaning.”
“If all these preparations are found for 37 years of Hebrews, 30 years (the first jubilee of Amenhotep III), then it must be a remarkable thing.” In the tomb Describes the first type of fertilization device, people appeared dancing, music, rituals, gold and jewelryIncredible thingsThis must be buried,” Martin said.
In the food preparation area, a sawtooth structure that is not common in Egyptian architecture was found. “This is an ingenious method they used to use in the past. Use space and be able to prepare all food Heb-sed is required. Some people are cooked on one side, others are cooked,” Bedman suggested.
All instances are very low, “We have to squat down”. Martin (Martín) said that the height and atmosphere created by the adobe may be one of the conditions for keeping the objects so good.
A workshop for the production of mud bricks and a casting mold area are also prepared for the factory.Decoration of amulets and decorative elements. Tools used in industrial activities, such as spinning and weaving, as well as metal and glass shards, were found throughout the city.
Martin said: “When we see how the jars are placed in a warehouse, against a wall or on the floor, it’s as if people put them there and spend the night.”
The doors of some of the warehouses found were brickwork.Spanish Egyptologists don’t know why, but they point out that there is no doubt that “this feeling is a kind of A city that has been suspended”.