Amenhotep III (aka Amenophis III) Amenhotep III had a long and prosperous reign. He ruled for approximately 40 years. His parents were Tuthmosis IV and Mutemwiya. While he was Pharaoh, Egypt enjoyed a relatively peaceful period, due largely to the efforts of his great-grandfather Tuthmosis III. The lack of warfare and general prosperity of the time gave Amenhotep III the resources to build great monuments. These would include the Temple of Amun at Luxor, the Colossi of Memnon and the 3rd Pylon at the Temple of Karnak. His tomb, KV 22 in the Valley of the Kings, was discovered in 1799. His successor to the throne was his son Amenhotep IV, later called Akhenaten. Back to the Pharaohs Page
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