Amenemhet III

Amenemhet III

Amenemhet III (äˌmĕnĕmˈhĕt, āˌ–), d. 1801 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XII dynasty. He was the son and successor of Sesostris III, with whom he had been coregent. He extended the irrigation system. Thousands of acres in the Faiyûm were reclaimed. Amenemhet IV, his son, succeeded him.
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The river control system of Amenemhet III (1817-1722 BC) and evacuation and of population of Pompeii at the time of eruption of volcano Vesuvius (AD 79)8 are few such examples.
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.
According to the analysis of Steven Quirke, referred to by me in "Dates in Ancient Egypt," Studien zur altagyptischen Kultur 15 (1985): 255ff., it is not even certain that the Vorlage is to be dated to Amenemhet III.