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Amenemhet III

(ä'mĕnĕm`hĕt, ā'–), d. 1801 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XII dynasty. He was the son and successor of Sesostris IIISesostris III
, d. 1840 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XII dynasty. He succeeded (1878 B.C.) his father Sesostris II. He fixed the southern boundary of Egypt above the Second Cataract of the Nile not far from Wadi Halfa and curbed the power of the Egyptian nobles.
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, with whom he had been coregent. He extended the irrigation system. Thousands of acres in the Faiyûm were reclaimed. Amenemhet IVAmenemhet IV
, d. 1792 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XII dynasty; the son and successor of Amenemhet III. Under Amenemhet IV, the power of the dynasty declined, and his successor, a woman, Sebenekfrure, was last of her family.
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, his son, succeeded him.
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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.
In fact, various pieces of evidence hint at the possible existence of an adjoining temple of Amenemhat III there.
A good number of fragments contain the titulary of Amenemhat III, which prompted the author to surmise that the building may actually have been finished under the latter king.
One tablet contains hieroglyphic writing that refers to King Amenemhat III, who ruled Egypt around 3,800 years ago.
These might conceivably date to the reign of Amenemhat III, if we dare associate them with a similar Year 2 in 1st Shomu dated to Horus-king Aa-bau, the Horus-name of that ruler in WH21.
There are drawbacks in establishing the chronological sequence, as he himself admits: putting a document in its proper place in the sequence on the basis of handwriting is helpful, but not precise; there are lacunae in the sequence of dated documents from year 11 to year 23 of the reign of Amenemhat III, and Luft is candid enough to admit that his schematized calculation formula has certain limitations.