Sesostris III

Sesostris III

(sĭsŏs`trĭs), d. 1840 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XII dynasty. He succeeded (1878 B.C.) his father Sesostris IISesostris II
, d. 1878 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XII dynasty. He was the son of Amenemhet II, first his coregent (1900 B.C.), then his successor (1897–1878). His son Sesostris III succeeded him. d. 1840 B.C., succeeded (1878 B.C.) his father Sesostris II.
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. He fixed the southern boundary of Egypt above the Second Cataract of the NileNile,
longest river in the world, c.4,160 mi (6,695 km) long from its remotest headstream, the Luvironza River in Burundi, central Africa, to its delta on the Mediterranean Sea, NE Egypt. The Nile flows northward and drains c.
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 not far from Wadi Halfa and curbed the power of the Egyptian nobles. His son Amenemhet IIIAmenemhet III
, 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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 was coregent and then his successor.
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In the reign of Sesostris III the security apparatus was enhanced and hardened to face the rising power of Kush, which nevertheless ultimately expanded to Syene and at least campaigned in Egypt.
The second catalogue is a summary of the evidence for the tomb complexes of the royal mothers beginning with an Abydos tomb complex, included a "funerary fort" dated to Den, and concluding with a grave from the Dahshur complex of Sesostris III. The final catalogue provides a more thorough examination of selected sources, such as the year label from the Saqqara tomb of Hemaka, the relief fragment from Djoser's shrine at Heliopolis, and the 11th-dynasty sarcophagus of Neferu III from Deir el-Bahari.
Calculating from the date IV Peret 17 for Sesostris III's Sothic datum, the Darnells would locate GT11 at c.
Finally, Luft presents a short essay on the absolute date for the heliacal rising of Sothis in year 7 of Sesostris III recorded in the Lahun archive.