If Tutankhamun jumped into the world’s imagination after discovering his tomb in 1923, it is very likely that if the discovery is as basic as expected, From now on, the name of his grandfather Amenhotep III sounds more familiar to us. Or at least the Egyptian government seems to want this. They have determined that Luxor’s “Lost City” is the country’s biggest discovery by Howard Carter.
The fact is, whether it’s popular or not, Amenhotep III (or Amenophis III) is an important pharaoh. He was the ninth monarch of the 18th dynasty, his queen was Tiy, and he ruled with his heir Tuntakamón for about 40 years, between 1390 and 1353 BC. His mummy and his wife, two of the 22 kings and queens of Egypt, marched through the streets of Cairo a week ago.
“He has been in power for many years, In his time, Egyptian civilization became very complicatedCSIC’s Human and Social Sciences Center Research Professor, Djehuty project leader, Spanish Egyptologist José Manuel Galán, said: “There was a grand banquet in Thebes, as well as musicians.”
“He is an outstanding man in history because during his reign Its political importance in the East has reached its peak, and it is a real world power”, Egyptologist José Miguel Parra also said.
Since he and his wife exchanged letters between Hittites, Assyrians and others in the court at the time, they conducted in-depth studies on international relations during his rule. “That letter is kept in Amana, the capital of his successor,” Garland explained. “Those messengers make you speechless: Exchanged doctors and carpenters, agreed to marriage…”
Historians tend to be cautious when predicting discoveries. In this case, they are expected to find more discoveries related to the economic and social life of ancient Egyptian cities.But the fact is that the discovery of this industrial settlement is related to the court of Amenhotep III. May reveal many unknowns about his reign.
For example, between experts on whether Akhenaten (named after Amenhotep IV) co-regent with his father during the last years of his reign. Or why and when Akhenaten decided Leave this city to go to Amana. Or the religious conflict with Father Amon, he had already felt this situation during his reign, and he will break out with his son Akhenaten.