Friday, March 12, 2010

Amenhotep the Third

Amenhotep the Third was the son of Tuthmosis the Fourth by a secondary wife named Mutemwia. After two years as king, he married a non-royal young woman called Tiye, who had great influence on her husband.

Amenhotep The Third was unquestionably involved with international diplomatic efforts, which led to increased foreign trade. During his reign, we find a marked increase in the amount of Egyptian materials found on the Greek mainland.

Furthermore, Egyptian art reached its highest glory as a result of the peace that existed at that time. Amenhotep the Third built a number of very elegant monuments, such as the temple of Luxor and the funerary temple on the west bank of Thebes, from which only the Colossi of Memnon remains. He also had two temples built in the Sudan.


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