Amenhotep III, The Man and his Monuments: Age of Empire and Architecture –Part II | Ancient Origins Members Site


Amenhotep III, The Man and his Monuments: Age of Empire and Architecture –Part II

Amenhotep III, The Man and his Monuments: Age of Empire and Architecture –Part II

With the empire witnessing an unprecedented era of peace and prosperity, Amenhotep III embarked on a grand building project that spanned the length and breadth of Egypt. The monuments he commissioned were breathtaking in scope, scale and artistry. Nebmaatre dedicated temples and shrines to several gods, primarily Amun-Ra, and also to himself—but most important of all, he built sanctuaries and lakes in honor of his beloved wife, Queen Tiye.

(Read Part I here)

The gigantic Colossi of Memnon, made of quartzite sandstone, depict the enthroned Pharaoh Amenhotep III in the first pylon of the “Temple of Millions of Years” in the Theban Necropolis. Kom el-Hetan, near Luxor.

The gigantic Colossi of Memnon, made of quartzite sandstone, depict the enthroned Pharaoh Amenhotep III in the first pylon of the “Temple of Millions of Years” in the Theban Necropolis. Kom el-Hetan, near Luxor.


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