Akhet Egyptology
Amenhotep III

Amenhotep III was one of the most prodigious builders in Egyptian History and many of his statues and temples survive today. Amongst the most impressive of these are the so called Colossi of Memnon, which stood at the entrance to his mortuary temple.

Amenhotep III had a long and successful reign. He inherited a stable and prosperous empire effectively founded by his great-grandfather Tuthmosis III.

Amenhotep's tomb in the valley of the kings, KV22 was discovered by a French expedition in 1799 and is still one of the most impressive today.