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Name of Egyptian pharaohs of the 12th dynasty (Middle Kingdom).

Amenemhet I Founder of the dynasty, ruled circa 2000–1970 B.C. He fought to weaken the power of the local nomarchs (district rulers), replaced the old nomarchs with aristocrats devoted to him, and established new boundaries between the nomes (districts). He launched a campaign against Palestine, made war on the Libyans, and conquered the region of Vavat in the south. His “Sermon” to his son Senusret has come down to us.

Amenemhet II Ruled 1934–1896 B.C. and continued the policy of economic and military penetration into Cush and the land of Punt in East Africa.

Amenemhet III Ruled circa 1849–1801 B.C. The period of his reign is known as the period of the second flourishing of Egypt, for it saw the intensive building of temples, the expansion of copper mines on the Sinai Peninsula, and the construction of irrigation works, mainly in the Faiyum Oasis, where an artificial reservoir—Lake Moeris—was built. The Greek historian Strabo reports that King La-mares (possibly Amenemhet III) constructed a huge building near Faiyum (in northern Egypt), which the Greeks called the Labyrinth.

Amenemhet IV Ruled circa 1801–1792 B.C.


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The Story revolves around King Amenemhat I's official called "Sinuhe", who was connected to the king's death.
According to the place of the tomb, where it lies in the same area of the Valley of the Kings and Tutankhamen's tomb, Amenemhat was one of those responsible for making the jewellery of King Amun and the royal family.
The statue shows Amenemhat sitting on a high-backed chair beside his wife, who is wearing a long dress and wig.
Antiquities Minister Khaled Al-Anani said at a news conference that the ancient burial place dates back to the 18th family, containing remains of a goldsmith, named Amenemhat.
The scribes consist of Paheri, Senenmut, Tjanuni, Amenemhat, Tutankhamun, Haremhab, Dedia, Inena, Hori, and Djehutimose Tjaroy, and chapters address issues like their tasks, literacy (including royal and womenAEs literacy), criteria for the term of scribe, its role beyond the administrative realm, and the boundaries between scribes and draughtsmen and soldiers.
The existence of these and other Egyptian philosophers such as Ptahhotep, Duauf, Amenhotep, Imhotep, Amenemhat, Merikare, Sehotepibre, Khunanup, and Akhenaten demonstrates that there is a body of knowledge in rights related discourse that preceded Greek philosophy.
This in turn leads him to suggest a new solution to the problem of the possible coregency of Amenemhat I and Senwosret I, in which the reigns of the two kings overlap by three years, with Senwosret I receiving his coronation in Amenemhet I's twenty-eighth year.
So the narrator of the "Introduction" impugns the "shameless" treasure-seekers who violated "the coffin-chamber" of the "rock-hewn cave" and "broke up" the "bodies of the High Priest, Amenemhat, and of his wife, father and mother of Harmachis" (Cleopatra 1-2).
1937) (remarking a witnessed will dating to the reign of Amenemhat III in Egypt, c.
That large pool of social memory would include the words, ideas and deeds of other liberators like Lumumba, Nkrumah, Malcolm, Cabral, Fanon and Diop, Williams, Douglass and Sojourner, and reach all the way past the medieval stares to the time of unifiers like Amenemhat and the prototype of them all, Menes the leader, who unified Kemet more than 5,000 years ago.
Of the Pharaonic sites, Lahun Pyramid was built over thirty-eight centuries ago, seven or eight centuries after the Great Pyramids of Giza, by the architect Anupy for King Senwosret II, fourth king of the 12th Dynasty, grandfather of Amenemhat III.