Amenhotep III: Egypt's Radiant Pharaoh

December 3, 2020
Amenhotep III: Egypt's Radiant Pharaoh

This book follows the life story of Amenhotep III, one of themost important rulers of ancient Egypt, from his birth and into theafterlife. Amenhotep III ruled for thirty-eight years, fromc.1391–1353 BC, during the apex of Egypt's international andartistic power. Arielle P. Kozloff situates Amenhotep in his time,chronicling not only his life but also the key political andmilitary events that occurred during his lifetime and reign, aswell as the evolution of religious rituals and the cult of thepharaoh. She further examines the art and culture of the court,including its palaces, villas, furnishings and fashions. Throughthe exploration of abundant evidence from the period, in the formof both textual and material culture, Kozloff richly re-creates allaspects of Egyptian civilization at the height of the MediterraneanBronze Age.