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  Encyclopedia: Amenhotep III
Amenhotep IIIs mortuary temple from the air The Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III is located in the Theban necropolis, on the west bank of the Nile, opposiet Luxor in Egypt.
Amenhotep III was also the first pharaoh to issue royal news bulletins about his marriages, hunting trips and building projects, the information inscribed on large stone scarab seals and sent out across the empire.
Although Amenhotep III has long been overshadowed by his infamous son, it is clear that many of the innovations attributed to Akhenaten, including the popularisation of the Aten and more expressive art and literary styles actually began in the reign of Amenhotep III, the true instigator of the so-called 'Amarna Period'.
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 Facts about topic: (Amenhotep III)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Amenhotep III (called Nibmu(`w)areya in the Amarna letters (additional info and facts about Amarna letters)) was an Egyptian pharaoh (The title of the ancient Egyptian kings) of the XVIIIth dynasty (additional info and facts about XVIIIth dynasty).
Amenhotep appears to have been crowned while still a child, perhaps between the ages of 6 and 12.
Amenhotep's names are shown in Egyptian hieroglyph (additional info and facts about Egyptian hieroglyph) s to the left.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/am/amenhotep_iii2.htm   (371 words)

 Amenhotep III - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nebmaatre Amenhotep III (called Nibmu(`w)areya in the Amarna letters) was an Egyptian pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty.
The Colossi of Memnon — two massive 18-metre stone statues of Amenhotep that stood at the gateway of his mortuary temple — are the only elements of the complex that remained standing.
Amenhotep III was buried in the Western Valley of the Valley of the Kings, in tomb WV22 There is no conclusive evidence of a co-regency between him and his son, Akhenaten.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amenhotep_III   (610 words)

 Egyptian Pharaohs : New Kingdom : Dynasty 18 : Amenhotep III
Amenhotep III is buried in the west valley of the Valley of the Kings.
The tomb of Amenhotep III lies in the Valley of the Kings, in KV 22.
Amenhotep III died in his mid-fifties and left the throne to perhaps the most controversial pharaoh of them all -- his son Amenhotep IV.
www.phouka.com /pharaoh/pharaoh/dynasties/dyn18/09amenhotep3.html   (834 words)

 Egypt: Amenhotep III, the Ninth King of Egypt's 18th Dynasty
Amenhotep III's birth is splendidly depicted in a series of reliefs inside a room on the east side of the temple of Luxor.
It is likely that Amenhotep III was deified during his own lifetime, and that the worship of the sun god, Aten, by his son may have directly or indirectly also involved the worship of his father.
For many years, it was also though that Amenhotep III's body was also a part of that cache, but fairly recent analysis indicates that the body thought to be his may instead by that of his son, or possibly even Ay, one of the last kings of the 18th Dynasty.
touregypt.net /featurestories/amenhotep3.htm   (2946 words)

 Famous Egyptians - King Amenhotep III and Tiye
Amenhotep III was an Egyptian pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty.
Amenhotep III, although a fine sportsman, lover of outdoor life, and a man of great wealth, was no statesman.
If the year of death was year 12 of Akhenaton's reign (1338 BC) this would place her birth around 1398 BC, her marriage to Amenhotep III at the age of thirteen and her becoming a widow at the age of forty-eight to forty-nine years old.
www.suziemanley.com /famous_egyptians/amenhotep_3_and_tiye.htm   (650 words)

 Guardian's Egypt - The Pharaoh Amenhotep III
Amenhotep III (1386-1349 BC) was a pharaoh from the 18th Dynasty (1570-1293 BC) who was a prolific builder and a relatively benevolent ruler.
Amenhotep III's reign was one of relative peace and the prosperity during his time was due to more to international trade and a strong gold supply, not from conquest and expansionism.
The mortuary temple of Amenhotep III was destroyed in the 19th Dynasty, yet another example of using sacred temples for quarrying in later times.
www.guardians.net /egypt/amenhtp3.htm   (483 words)

 Amenhotep III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Amenhotep III was a pharaoh from the 18th Dynasty, 1570-1293 BC.
Amenhotep also built the third pylon at the Temple of Karnak and initiated construction on the Hypostyle hall which contain reliefs depicting the coronation of Amenhotep III by the gods of Egypt.
Yet another example of using sacred temples for quarrying in later times is the destruction of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III in the 19th Dynasty by Merneptah, son of Ramesses II.
members.tripod.com /bgrigg/amen3.html   (386 words)

 Tomb of Amenhotep III - Egypt
Amenhotep III (18th Dynasty) was the son of Thutmosis IV and the father of Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV), becoming pharaoh at around the age of 12 years.
Amenhotep chose for his final resting place, a location halfway into the Western Valley of the Kings, on the left hand side and away from the cliff face, and is known as KV22 (or WV22).
We touch here a problem which is not specific to Amenhotep III, but which is found to various degrees in all royal tombs: none are complete (not even that of Sethy I (KV17), where it is known that work was actively undertaken during the life of the king).
www.osirisnet.net /tombes/pharaons/amenhotep3/e_amenhotep3.htm   (3754 words)

 Amenhotep III, The Great Hor
Amenhotep III was the son of Thutmose IV and Mutemwiya.
Mutemwiya, Amenhotep's mother, was the daughter of Yey, a Master of the Horse and possible foreigner and Tey, who was connected to the temple's of Amun and Min.
At a guess, I would say she was a secondary princess, the daughter of Amenhotep II and a lesser queen (though in the direct royal line).
www.fortunecity.com /lavender/stroheim/323/amen3.html   (753 words)

 The Son of the Sun
Amenhotep, as the son of pharaoh, would have had a pleasant childhood; but, he must have been in the shadow of his older brother, the Crown Prince Thutmose.
During Amenhotep's time as a prince in his father's court, the senior Amenhotep was giving a lesser known aspect of the sun, the physical disk, the Aten, more prominence in the Egyptian Pantheon.
Amenhotep IV may have had a co-regency with his father, but this is debated.
www.angelfire.com /art/ankhes/akhenaten.html   (892 words)

 BBC - History - Amenhotep III of Egypt (c.1391 - 1354 BC)
The reign of the pharaoh Amenhotep III marks the zenith of ancient Egyptian civilisation, both in terms of political power and cultural achievement.
Although Amenhotep greatly embellished Karnak as part of his nationwide building programme, the growing power of Amun's clergy was skilfully countered by promoting the ancient sun god Ra.
In the last decade of his reign Amenhotep III celebrated an unprecedented three jubilee festivals whose protocol had been carefully researched by the king's scribes.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/amenhotep_iii.shtml   (431 words)

 Egypt New Kingdom Dynasty XVIII 18 Amenhotep III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Amenhotep III, son of Thutmose IV, came to the throne at a very early age, although precisely what age is unknown as is who served as regent for the young pharaoh.
Amenhotep III is one of the longest ruling pharaohs of ancient Egypt.
54.] The reign of Amenhotep III was the culmination of this.
histclo.hispeed.com /chron/ancient/egypt/dyn/new/d18/d18-ame3.html   (995 words)

 King Solomon - The Gospel According to Egypt
In contrast to the empire of Solomon, the empire of Amenhotep is indisputable.
It was during Amenhotep III's reign that Gezer and other major Palestine cities were refortified as royal Egyptian garrisons, and endowed with fine temples and palaces.
Amenhotep, like Solomon, was relentless in his pursuit of women for his harem, especially beautiful foreign women of both royal and common backgrounds alike.
www.domainofman.com /ankhemmaat/solomon.html   (1579 words)

 PBS - Egypt's Golden Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Amenhotep III – which means “Amen is satisfied” – became pharaoh of the richest country in the world, and he needed to protect Egypt’s wealth from the envious eyes of emerging rivals.
Although Amenhotep III was capable of battle, he instead began a series of written correspondences with other rulers of the Near East.
These miniscule carvings on clay tablets became known as the Amarna letters, and they reveal that Amenhotep III was controlling his world not with weapons but with words.
www.pbs.org /empires/egypt/amenhotep.html   (91 words)

 Akhenaten: The Great Heretic Ruler
Amenhotep IV, the name Akhenaten was born with, was the son of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III and Amenhotep III’s second wife Tiye (Vansten 6).
Amenhotep III first marriage was slightly uncommon in traditional beliefs.
Amenhotep IV was the second of the boys, and was born c.
www.ccds.charlotte.nc.us /History/Egypt/04/raymond/raymond.htm   (1276 words)

 Amenhetep III's Wild Bull Hunting Scarab ~ Nile Musings
Amenhotep III advertised his royal milestones on steatite commemorative scarabs, a novel approach for a pharaoh.
Amenhotep III commissioned this scarab early in his reign probably to establish his credentials as a new ruler.
Amenhotep was a young teenager in the second year of his rein when the hunting event took place.
www.nilemuse.com /muse/huntscarab.html   (455 words)

 Akhenaten: A Brief Biography
The second son of Amenhotep III and Tiye, Amenhotep IV was not likely to have been the first choice of the pharaoh and his wife to become the next pharaoh of Egypt.
Amenhotep IV's story begins at a time when the brave new dynasty of warrior pharaohs which had reined in the end of the second intermediate period (a period of foreign rule) was likely beginning to become stagnant and troubled.
Amenhotep IV appears in fairly traditional scenes of foreigner-smiting and offering presentations to anthropomorphic gods, and, at first, is represented according to the stylistic conventions of Egyptian art.
www.heptune.com /akhen.html   (3324 words)

 Ancient Egyptian History: The New Kingdom - Dynasties 18 to 20
Amenhotep I (Amenophis) was the son of Ahmose I, and ruled from c.
Amenhotep II, the 7th king of the 18th dynasty, son of Thutmose III, ruled Egypt from c.1450 to 1425 BCE.
Amenhotep's wife Tiye, a woman of non-royal birth, was prominently associated with him during his long and peaceful reign.
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Amenhotep's complex costumes with their long pleated kilts, overgarments, and multiple sashes are festooned with solar and funerary symbols never utilized in his earlier monument decoration.
It is probably no coincidence that Amenhotep III's new artistic style with its solar symbolism and exaggerated youthfulness appeared at the very time he celebrated his three Heb Sed or jubilee celebrations in the last decade of his reign, in his regnal years 30, 34, and 37.
Reliefs there, dated to Amenhotep's first jubilee in year thirty, depict a jubilee ritual where Amenhotep III and his wife Queen Tiye are being towed by members of the court in the evening and morning barks of Re.
oi.uchicago.edu /OI/PROJ/EPI/NN_FAL96/NN_Fal96.html   (3617 words)

 Dynasty 18 - Amenhotep III
It was Amenhotep III's grandfather, Tuthmosis III, who is sometimes referred to as the Napoleon of ancient Egypt, who built the foundation of this success by dominating through military action Egypt's Syrian, Nubian and Libyan neighbors.
Amenhotep III's reign can be split into two parts, with his earliest years given much to sportsmanship with a few minor military activities.
Even in recent years, some statuary of Amenhotep III continues to be discovered, such as an incredible six foot (1.83 meter) high pink quartzite statue of the king standing on a sledge and wearing the Double Crownof Egypt.
www.crystalinks.com /dynasty18c.html   (2867 words)

 Amenhotep III
The coffin is quite crude in workmanship, interestingly the coffin lid has the names of both Seti II and Amenhotep II, while the base has the name of Ramesses III (the coffin was originally made in the 20th Dynasty).
The mummy of Amenhotep III is probably the most damaged out of the Royal mummies - the head had been broken off, the front part of the body and all the limbs have been damaged.
It is thought that Amenhotep III was probably obese at his death, and would have suffered dreadfully with his teeth (abscesses were found).
www.members.tripod.com /~ib205/amenhotep_3_cache.html   (126 words)

 Living in Truth by Charles N.Pope - Chapter 28: "Beginning of Strength" (Origins of the House of Ramses in ...
Hanan is the main Biblical form of the Egyptian name Amenhotep, therefore the name of the High Priest of Amun during the reign of Amenhotep III should have either been an Amenhotep, or at least include the god Amun.
Amenhotep IV, archetypal Aaron evidently died during the Exodus of Hammurabi, and possibly he was even executed or required to take his own life for an earlier act of rebellion (toward Amenemhet III?), as implied by in the Book of Numbers.
Vizier Amenhotep is "attested on monuments from both north and south, and his titles – such as 'director (hrp) of Upper and [Lower Egypt]' and ' over seer of all the works of the king in Upper and Lower Egypt' … ".
www.domainofman.com /book/chap-28.html   (7903 words)

Over the years Jim became increasingly intrigued by the Amenhotep III mummy, because it is one of the most severely battered of the royal mummies, having suffered postmortem injuries of a very violent nature, more than what tomb-robbers generally inflicted upon the mummies in search of precious items.
A lock of Queen Tiye's hair, discovered in a miniature coffin in the tomb of Tutankhamun, suggests that he was related to this major queen of Amenhotep III, and indeed there are a number of inscriptions in the Luxor Temple and on the Soleb lion that refer to Amenhotep III as the father of Tutankhamun.
Since neither the skeleton from KV 55 nor Tutankhamun are likely biologic sons of the Amenhotep III mummy or of the Amenhotep II mummy, we come to the possible conclusion that Tutankhamun was not the biologic son of a king.
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 Amenhotep III
During Amenhotep III’s reign, which would come to be known as a period of peace and abundance, many structures were constructed that still stand today.
Being born to Queen Mutemwiya and the Pharaoh Thutmose IV, Amenhotep III was given the throne at the age of twelve and remained Pharaoh until the rightful age of 50.
Managing to keep the throne for a long 39 years, Amenhotep III died of an unknown disease, and died at the age of 50.
www.kingtutone.com /pharaohs/amenhotep3   (499 words)

 The Greatly Beloved Wife of the King
The most common translation of Kiya is 'Jovial Lady.' She was a daughter of Tushratta, King of Mittani, and the niece of Gilukipha, a a sister of Tushratta sent to marry Amenhotep III earlier in his reign.
Amenhotep, however, died shortly after Kiya was sent to Egypt, and she was passed to his son, the junior Amenhotep, soon to be called Akhenaten.
Tiye and Amenhotep III could very well have been the parents of Smenkhkare, but Kiya is equally likely.
www.angelfire.com /art/ankhes/kiya.html   (753 words)

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