Amenemhet III

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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The pyramid, which was once white but now is black, is believed to have been built by Amenemhet III to mark his final resting place.
it is not even certain that the Vorlage is to be dated to Amenemhet III.