The latter had been the ninth king of Dynasty 18, ruling Egypt from 1391 till 1353 B.C. “Many foreign missions searched for this city and never found it.
We began our work searching for the mortuary temple of Tutankhamun because the temples of both Horemheb and Ay were found in this area,” Hawass said.
We can reveal that the city extends to the west, all the way to the famous Deir el-Medina.”.
Betsy Brian, Professor of Egyptology at John Hopkins University in Baltimore USA, described the discovery as “the second most important archeological discovery since the tomb of Tutankhamun.”.
Due to organic material from which settlements were constructed from, their survival rates into modern day Egypt is rare.
Announcements of discoveries highlighting Egypt’s ancient history are significant as they provide a natural boost to the country’s tourism sector.
The tourism sector represents the main source of foreign currency income in the country in addition to being an important building block to stabilizing Egypt’s economy. »