Bonus Episode! Lesser-known and Completed Monuments of Amunhotep III.
By 1365 BCE, many of Amunhotep’s monuments were nearing completion. Some of these, though, have been forgotten – like the King’s elaborate contributions to the city of Memphis. In this episode, we try to reconstruct that temple – and see how the King glorified one of Egypt’s most important gods. Also, we take a tour of the grand Luxor Temple, exploring the shrines and structures of this magnificent site. Finally, we visit Malqata Palace once again – as Amunhotep expands it for the second time.
- Time period: c.1365 BCE
- King: Neb-ma’at-Re Amun-hotep III
- Notable sites: Memphis (Men nefer / Hwt ka Ptah), Thebes (Wa set), Malqata (Neb-ma’at-Re Aten Tjehen), Luxor Temple (Ipet sut).
Memphis (Hwt ka Ptah)
Malqata (Neb-ma’at-Re Aten tjehen)
Luxor Temple (Ipt swt)
All photos by Dominic Perry, 2019.
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