Exploring a 3,000 year old city with Egyptologist Betsy Bryan

Matt Bubala

LUXOR, EGYPT – APRIL 10: Workers at the site of a 3000 year-old lost city on April 10, 2021 in Luxor, Egypt. Egyptian archaeologists have discovered Aten or “the lost golden city” which is believed to be the largest ancient city ever discovered in Egypt and one of the most important finds since the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. The 3000 year-old city which dates back to the reign of Amenhotep III was discovered near Luxor. After seven months of excavations the team unearthed several neighborhoods which included, a bakery and administrative and residential districts. Jewelry, pottery vessels, scarab beetle amulets, and rooms filled with tools of daily life were also found giving archaeologists a rare glimpse into ancient Egyptian life.(Photo by Mahmoud Khaled/Getty Images)

The discovery of the largest ancient city in Egypt has unearthed a wealth of information about how Egyptians lived 3,000 years ago. Betsy Bryan, professor of Egyptian art and archaeology at Johns Hopkins University, joins Matt Bubala to talk about her time in Egypt studying the find and what it means for our understanding of the ancient world.

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