Amenemhat III

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Template:Hiero/2cartouche Amenemhat III (1807-1797 BC) was a pharaoh of Egypt. He ruled from 1859 BC to 1814 BC, and is regarded as being the greatest monarch of the Middle Kingdom. His mortuary temple at Hawara (near the Fayum) is accompanied by a pyramid and was known to Herodotus and Diodorus Siculus as the "Labyrinth." The king also constructed a pyramid at Dahshur (the so-called "Black Pyramid") but this was abandoned.

The king's pyramid at Hawara contained some of the most complex security features of any found in Egypt and is perhaps the only one to come close to the sort of tricks Hollywood associates with such structures. Nevertheless the king's burial, alongside his daughter Neferu-Ptah, was robbed in antiquity.

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Preceded by:
Senusret III
Pharaoh of Egypt
Twelfth Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Amenemhat IV
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