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Five archaeological “archaeological excavations” to watch in 2022

There are many archaeological discoveries and stories we may hear in 2022. These include discoveries from Egypt’s “Lost Golden City” and new discoveries from Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in a nearby cave. It may reveal what life was like 11,000 years ago when humans began building large ceremonial sites. In this countdown, Live Science makes five archaeological predictions for 2022.

New discoveries from Egypt’s “lost golden city”

(Image credit: Egyptian Ministry of Archeology)

In 2021, archaeologists announced the discovery of a “lost golden city” called the “Rise of Aten” near Luxor, Egypt. This discovery has produced headlines around the world, but archaeologists have unearthed only a small part of it. According to historical records, Pharaoh’s Amenhotep III (reigned from 1391 BC to 1353 BC) had three palaces in the city. In 2022, you can expect to hear more discoveries from this city, which may include these palaces and other royal palaces. New discoveries, such as why he is the son of Amenhotep III, can shed light on historical mysteries. Akhenaten IVAttempted to concentrate Egyptian religion on the worship of Aten, the disk of the sun, rather than the Pantheon of the ancient Egyptian gods.

Five archaeological “archaeological excavations” to watch in 2022 Five archaeological “archaeological excavations” to watch in 2022

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