Amenhotep III (Amenophis; Amāna-Ḥātpa, "Amun is Satisfied"; Amenhotep the Magnificent) was the 9th pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. His reign was a period of prosperity and splendour, when Egypt reached the peak of her artistic and international power. Amenhotep III was the father of two sons with his Great Royal Wife Tiye, a queen considered the progenitor of monotheism through her first son, Crown Prince Thutmose, and second son, Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten).

Amenhotep III (Amenophis; Amāna-Ḥātpa, "Amun is Satisfied"; Amenhotep the Magnificent) was the 9th pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. His reign was a period of prosperity and splendour, when Egypt reached the peak of her artistic and international power. Amenhotep III was the father of two sons with his Great Royal Wife Tiye, a queen considered the progenitor of monotheism through her first son, Crown Prince Thutmose, and second son, Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten).

Shabti of Yuya  Period: New Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: reign of Amenhotep III Date: ca. 1390–1352 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu (KV 46), Davis/Quibell & Weigall 1905 Medium: Cedar, gold, paint

Shabti of Yuya Period: New Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: reign of Amenhotep III Date: ca. 1390–1352 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu (KV 46), Davis/Quibell & Weigall 1905 Medium: Cedar, gold, paint

Votive offering, reign of Amenhotep III - Crocodile Museum, Kom Ombo

Votive offering, reign of Amenhotep III - Crocodile Museum, Kom Ombo

The head of Amenhotep III wearing the blue crown-Egypt, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III    Date: c. 1391-1353 BC    Medium: granodiorite

The head of Amenhotep III wearing the blue crown-Egypt, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III Date: c. 1391-1353 BC Medium: granodiorite

In 1905 Theodore M. Davis, an American from Providence, R.I. who was sponsoring excavations in the Valley of the Kings, discovered an intact tomb (KV 46) that contained the burials of Yuya and Tjuyu. Although not of royal ancestry themselves, Yuya and Tjuyu were the father and mother of Queen Tiye, who became the principal wife of Amenhotep III, the mother of Akhenaten, and the grandmother of Tutankhamun

In 1905 Theodore M. Davis, an American from Providence, R.I. who was sponsoring excavations in the Valley of the Kings, discovered an intact tomb (KV 46) that contained the burials of Yuya and Tjuyu. Although not of royal ancestry themselves, Yuya and Tjuyu were the father and mother of Queen Tiye, who became the principal wife of Amenhotep III, the mother of Akhenaten, and the grandmother of Tutankhamun

Colossal statue of Amenhotep III reconstruction (Mortuary temple of Amenhotep III-solar court)

Colossal statue of Amenhotep III reconstruction (Mortuary temple of Amenhotep III-solar court)

Wild Bull Hunt Scarab of Amenhotep III, c. 1391-1353 BC                                                Egypt, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III

Wild Bull Hunt Scarab of Amenhotep III, c. 1391-1353 BC Egypt, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III

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