Two pharaohs who came before Akhenaten - Amenhotep III
and Tuthmosis IV - seem to have had similar physiques.
Akhenaten's parents, Amenhotep III
and Tiye, were most probably healthy.
Luxor The upper part of a double limestone statue of King Amenhotep III
(1410-1372 BC) was unearthed at Kom El-Hittan in the west bank of Luxor.
Andras Gulyds takes as his theme the solar hymn of the brothers Suty and Hor, overseers of the building work at the temple of Luxor in the time of Amenhotep III
Their topics include a newly discovered statue of a queen from the reign of Amenhotep III
, what the Late-Egyptian Miscellanies reveal about scribal education, religious change at Deir el-Medina, and a family of priests of the deified Amenhotep I.
This temple, dating back to the reign of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III
in the fourteenth century BC, seems quite at home in the middle of the town, as though time has not been able to affect the influence it holds over the life of its citizens.
Egyptians produced mummies of cats (and of hawks, ibises, falcons, and other animals) by the millions, particularly during the reign of Pharaoh Amenhotep III
Scientists at Zurich-based DNA genealogy center, iGENEA, reconstructed the DNA profile of the boy pharaoh, who ascended the throne at the age of 9, his father Akhenaten and grandfather Amenhotep III
, based on a film that was made for the Discovery Channel.
Alongside cartouches belonging to the Ancient Egyptian pharaohs Amenhotep III
and Ramses II, fragments of sandstone with images of the dark sky adorned with stars curved on them were also discovered, according to the Ministry of Antiquities.
New York (AirGuide - Inside Air Travel) Tue, Dec 16, 2014 - A 50-ton, 13-meter statue of Pharaoh Amenhotep III
was unveiled in the ancient Egypt city of Luxor.
Amarna Sunrise: Egypt from Golden Age to Age of Heresy" by Egyptologist Aidan Dodson (Senior Research Fellow, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol) traces the history of Egypt from the death of the great warrior-king Thutmose III to the high point of Akhenaten's reign, when the known world brought gifts to his newly-built capital city of Amarna, in particular looking at the way in which the cult of the sun became increasingly important to even 'orthodox' kings, culminating in the transformation of Akhenaten's father, Amenhotep III
, into a solar deity in his own right.
Hieratic inscriptions (a cursive form of hieroglyphs) revealed that most of the mummies in the tomb were related to two pharaohs, Thutmose IV and Amenhotep III
, who ruled during the 14th century B.