CAIRO – 11 May 2022: Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass gave a lecture on the recent archaeological discoveries in Luxor, at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, Texas, USA.
Hawass stressed that the Lost Golden City in Luxor dates back to the reign of King Amenhotep III, and it continued to be used by Tutankhamun 3000 years ago.
Hawass added that work has begun in this area to search for the mortuary temple of King Tutankhamun, because the two temples of Horemheb and Ay were previously found in the area. "I discovered the largest Egyptian ancient city ever, which was founded by one of the greatest rulers of Egypt, King Amenhotep III, the ninth king of the 18th Dynasty, who ruled Egypt from 1391 BC until 1353 BC. This city was active during the great king’s co-regency with his son, the famous Amenhotep IV (Akhenaton), who shared the throne with his father during his last 8 years of authority,” explained Hawass.
Moreover, Hawass spoke about his participation in re-announcing an important archaeological discovery in Al-Gharefa in Minya Governorate on the Discovery Channel with explorer Josh Gates, to promote tourism to Egypt. Gates has been granted access to one of the most daring adventures at the excavation of an ancient Egyptian secret chamber, first revealed live on the Discovery Channel.
Hawass opened the coffin for the first time with Josh Gates, the star of Expedition Unknown, which was broadcast on Discovery Channel. He stressed that the tomb is very important because it had not been opened in 3,000 years and it housed an entire ancient Egyptian family.
At the end of the lecture Hawass signed his new book on King Ramses II.