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Ancient Egypt
1. Introduction
2. People
3. Life styles
4. Culture
5. Education and Science
6. Society
7. Economy
8. Government
9. Cities and Villages
10. Language
11. Religion
12. Kings / periods
13. History
14. Map

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Amenophis 3
Other spelling: Amenhotep

King Amenophis 3. Luxor Museum, Luxor, Egypt.
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King Amenophis 3. Luxor Museum, Luxor, Egypt.

King of Ancient Egypt 1390-1352 BCE, 38 years, the 5th ruler of the 18th Dynasty.
His reign was not characterized by military exploits, but rather by great diplomatic achievements and economic growth, elevating Egypt to its greatest strength ever in ancient times.
He is especially remembered for having commissioned the building of Luxor Temple.
His diplomatic correspondence, especially with Mitanni and Babylonia, is preserved in the Amarna tablets, consisting of 400 clay tablets found in Tell el-Amarna in 1887.
His son was Akhenaten or Amenophis 4, as he first was known. Akhenaten became his successor.

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By Tore Kjeilen