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Amenemhat (III) Nimaatre (1807/06-1798/97 BC)

King of the Twelfth Dynasty. He reigned about 45 years and is famous as builder of the the mortuary complex of the king at Hawara, at the entrance to the Fayum, probably the 'Labyrinth' that so impressed ancient Greek authors. There are several other buildings of the king in the Fayum (temple at Medinet Maadi, colossi at Biahmu) demonstrating the general interest of the king in that region of Egypt. His first pyramid was in Dahshur, but because of problems with the ground, another site (Hawara) was chosen for a second pyramid, towards the end of his reign. Especially in the Ptolemaic and Roman Periods the king was worshipped in the Fayum as a god. The sculpture of the king is remarkable for several unique statue types.

Horus name: Aabaw
Nebty name: Itjijautawy
Golden Falcon name: Wahankh
Prenomen: Nimaatre
Nomen: Amenemhat

Burial place: Pyramid in Hawara; a first pyramid at Dahshur was never used for the king

Attestations in the Petrie Museum

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Faience plaque with prenomen Nimaatre
head of statue
(click on the picture)
Stewart 1979: 16, no. 69, pl. 13.8 (click on the picture)
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