Temple of Luxor at Themes.
Built by Amenhotep to honor Aten.
courtesy Mark Millmore, Mark Millmore's
Amenhotep was a stable
and properous ruler. He is best known for the large number of buildings he constructed. He
began his rule at the young age of 12. Amenhotep had many wives. During his reign trade
One of Amenhotep III's greatest
achievements was the Temple of Amun. The temple shows Amenhotep's birth from the god Amun.
Amenhotep died at the age of 50. His tomb was built in the Valley of the Kings. His mummy
was recovered in the Royal cache that was found in the tomb of Amenhotep II.
courtesy and © 1992 Steven Beikirch, Ancient
|The Colossi of Memnon are all that
remains of the burial temple of Amenhotep III which was largest of all the west bank of
the Nile in Thebes.