Ancient Origins IRAQ Tour

The 14 columns of the The Colonnade of Amenhotep III - Luxor Temple (CC BY 2.0) and Statue of the Pharaoh (CC BY 2.0), Deriv.

Dazzling Nebmaatre: Sunset in Waset—Part III

The efflorescent era of Amenhotep III ushered in a period of unsurpassed prosperity for Egypt. During this time, the country grew economically and militarily powerful. But the Sun was bound to set on this age of empire – and it did – when Pharaoh “joined the gods” after a memorable reign. It was the end of the epoch of ostentation.

Read Parts I and II of the series here:

Dazzling Nebmaatre: Amenhotep III and the Age of Opulence—Part I

Dazzling Nebmaatre: Queen Tiye, the Matchless Matriarch—Part II

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