NameAmenhotep III Pharaoh of Egypt
Deathabt 1344 BC
Misc. Notes
Amenhotep III, king of Egypt (1386-1349 BC), of the 18th Dynasty, builder of extensive architectural works, including portions of the temple
of Luxor and the so-called Colossi of Memnon. His reign was one of peace and prosperity, when Egyptian power was at its height.
Amenhotep's diplomatic correspondence is preserved in the Amarna Letters, a collection of some 400 clay tablets found in Tall al 'Amarinah in
1887. Akhenaton, Egypt's great religious reformer, was his son.
ChildrenAkhenaton (Iknaton) (-~1336bc)
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