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Temple of Amenhotep III


The Palace of Amenhotep III


Located in Thebes, this is the largest remaining royal residence in Egypt. Throughout Egypt homes and palaces were built of mud bricks and have long ago been destroyed by the elements. This was the home of Amenhotep III, his wife Tiy and his harem of 317 Hittites that he received as a dowry when he married a Hittite princess. His apartments were separate from the Queens and included a large hall for celebrations. To the east of the palace Amenhotep dug a lake measuring 370m by 1940m for his wife Tiy. There they sailed on their imperial barge named Aton Gleams.

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