Amenhotep III wrapped. Facts about his mummy

Amenhotep III, King of Egypt BC) son and successor of Thutmose IV. The supposed divine nature of his birth is represented in a series of reliefs inside Luxor Temple.

Amenhotep III, also known as Amenhotep the Magnificent, was the ninth pharaoh of the 18th dynasty.  According to different authors, he ruled Egypt from June 1386 to 1349 BC or June 1388 BC to Dec 1351 BC/1350 BC after his father Thutmose IV died. Amenhotep III was the son of Thutmose by a minor wife Mutemwiya.

Amenhotep III was the ninth Faroah of the dynasty. He ruled over an era which was the most artistic in Kmt history, and at the height of its international power. Amenhotep III ruled for 39 years and was known as the 'Magnificent'.

Queen Tiye. Royal wife of Amenhotep III and the mother of Pharaoh Akhenaton. (18th Dynasty)

Tiye

Queen Tiye was the daughter of Yuya and Tjuyu (also spelled Thuyu). She became the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III. Her mummy was identified as The Elder Lady found in the Tomb of Amenhotep II

Head of Amenhotep III (green steatite), reign 1391-1353 BC.

Head of Amenhotep III (green steatite), reign 1391-1353 BC.

Ceiling painting from the palace of Amenhotep III. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III,  ca. 1390-1353 B.C.

Ceiling painting from the palace of Amenhotep III. New Kingdom, Dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III, ca. featuring heads of Apis the Bull God in the pattern.

Egyptian sculpture, 15-13th BC bust of Amenhotep (1440-1360 BC), Son of Hapu, scribe and sage of the time of Amenhotep III (1411-1375 BCE). Black granite figure from Karnak, Egypt. New Kingdom (18th dynasty). Height: 130 cm See also 08-01-03/8 He was high official of the reign of Amenhotep III of Egypt, who was greatly honored by the king within his lifetime and was deified more than 1,000 years later during the Ptolemaic era.

Egyptian sculpture, BC bust of Amenhotep BC), Son of Hapu, scribe and sage of the time of Amenhotep III BCE). Black granite figure from Karnak, Egypt. New Kingdom dynasty).

Head of Amenhotep III Wearing the Round Wig, Egypt, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, 1391-1353 BC

Head of Amenhotep III Wearing the Round Wig, c. BC Egypt, New Kingdom, Dynasty reign of Amenhotep III, BC - brown quartzite - Source: Cleveland Museum of Art

Egyptologists have discovered a statue of Queen Ti, wife of one of Egypt's greatest pharaohs and grandmother to the boy-king Tutankhamun, at an ancient temple in Luxor, an Egyptian antiquities official said. The roughly 3,400-year-old statue was well-preserved. Ti's husband, Amenhotep III, presided over an era which saw a renaissance in Egyptian art. A number of cartouches, or royal name signs, of Amenhotep III were found on the statue.

Black granite statue of Queen Tiye, mother of Akhenaton. This statue features a standing Queen Tiye wearing a wig and a cobra-decorated crow.

Amenhotep III ruled Egypt for almost 40 years during the 18th Dynasty. His reign was a period of unprecedented prosperity and artistic splendour, when Egypt reached the peak of her artistic and international power. When he died (in the 39th year of his reign), his son initially ruled as Amenhotep IV, but later changed his own royal name to Akhenaten.

Head of Amenhotep III Wearing the Blue Crown Egypt, New Kingdom, Dynasty reign of Amenhotep III Date: c. BC Medium: granodiorite The Cleveland Museum of Art

Shabti of Yuya  Period: New Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: reign of Amenhotep III Date: ca. 1390–1352 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu (KV 46), Davis/Quibell & Weigall 1905 Medium: Cedar, gold, paint

Cedar gilded and painted wood Shabti of Yuya. New Kingdom, Dynasty reign of Amenhotep III, ca. Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu (KV

QUEEN TIYE: Queen and Great Royal Wife of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Mother of Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten. Non-Egyptian by birth - possibly Canaanite/Hebrew (some have speculated she is the mother of Moses)

Queen Tiye: Queen and Great Royal Wife of Pharao Amenhotep III. Mother of Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten.

'Flutist in Kheruef's tomb at Luxor.'  This relief detail in the tomb of Kheruef shows a flutist who performs on the occasion of the First...

'FLUTIST in Kheruef's tomb at Luxor.' This relief detail in the tomb of Kheruef shows a flutist who performs on the occasion of the First Jubilee (heb sed) festival of Amenhotep III, whose cartouche can be seen at the top of the picture.

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