Luxor Temple and Amenhotep Ill

Amenhotep Ill was an Egyptian pharaoh who was a prolific builder and a benevolent ruler. His reign lasted almost 40 years, and was both stable and prosperous. He was a brilliant commander who led many campaigns. However, he is best known for the many splendid temples, including the magnificent Luxor Temple, and the large life like statues of himself that he built. When he died in 1353 BC, Egypt was at the zenith of its power.