Born: c. 1411 BC
Died: c. 1353 BC
Location of death: Egypt
Cause of death: Illness
Remains: Mummified, Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: Ancient Egypt
Executive summary: Pharaoh, built Colossi of Memnon
Amenhotep III was the ninth Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt's 18th Dynasty. He ruled for more than forty years with only one brief military engagement, an incursion into Upper Nubia, while strengthening diplomatic relations with Assyria, Babylonia, and Cyprus. Under his rule the city of Thebes was built, as were such famed monuments as Luxor temple and the great pylon at Karnak. Often called Amenhotep the Magnificent, his mortuary temple on the western plain at Thebes was the largest of any Pharaoh's. Little remains of it, however, beyond the Colossi of Memnon -- two enormous statues of Amenhotep III which once guarded the gates of the temple. More than 250 statues of his likeness have been discovered and identified, more than any other Pharaoh. Amenhotep III is believed to have dwindled into senility during the last decade of his rule, and died at about 50 years of age.
Father: Thutmose IV (Pharaoh)
Daughter: Iset ("Aset", also Amenhotep III's wife)
Daughter: Sitamun (also wife)
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