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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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The Egyptian Job details the empty burial chamber of ancient Egyptian King Amenemhat III.
The itinerary includes 12 statues from different pharaonic eras including the Narmer Palette for the Early Dynastic, a Triad of King Menkaura dating to the 4th dynasty of the Old Kingdom, a Sphinx of king Amenemhat III belonging to the Middle Kingdom, and a New Kingdom's Statue of Amenhotep son Hapu.
Therefore, it is preferable to date the Sinaitic inscriptions based on context as Alan Gardiner did and assign all but the most stylized examples (e.g., Sinai 375c) to the reigns of Amenemhat III and Amenemhat IV (1831-1777 B.C.E.).
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. Reflecting his family's special attachment to the Fayoum, Senwosret chose as the site of his eternal resting place a point overlooking the very entrance to the province, the 'mouth of the lake' Le-hone, Lahun.
Boutros-Ghali stated, "Egypt is legendary for its public works, but we have been really coasting on that reputation since we built Amenemhat III." The most stunning announcement is that the pyramid in Giza will be two times the size of the existing Great Pyramid of Giza and will be called, "An Even Greater Pyramid of Giza."
One tablet contains hieroglyphic writing that refers to King Amenemhat III, who ruled Egypt around 3,800 years ago.
The funerary complex at South Abydos was built later, perhaps even finished during the reign of Amenemhat III, as the latter is well attested at the site.
The itinerary contains the Narmer Palette, the triad of king Menkaure, and the Sphinx of King Amenemhat III. The Ministry of Antiquities announced on June 16 the launch of the development works of the Egyptian Museum.
2) dating from Year 30 of Amenemhat III. This honors a King Montuhotep, presumably the great Nebhepetre Montuhotep II or his successor Saankhare Montuhotep III.
It is worth mentioning that the city of Madi hosts the temples of King Amenemhat III and IV in the Middle Kingdom era (the 12th Dynasty).