Amenhotep III egyptian mummy
Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Amenhotep III
Age 1351 BC
Sex Male
Status Ninth pharaoh of the 18th dynasty
Current Location
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Amenhotep III was the ninth king of the 18th dynasty. The king's era was the quite peaceful with only one evident of military conflict. Also, his era was prosperous where Egypt was quite an artistic country with international powers.

Amenhotep's mummy was found in the western valley of the valley of kings in Luxor, Egypt. The king who reigned Egypt in the 18th dynasty was buried in the tomb WV22 along with his wife and daughter. However, his mummy was moved to a chamber in KV35 where it was found in 1898 by Victor Loret. From wine jar labels that belonged to his time it was speculated that the king died after 38 years in power. further examination of the mummy estimated an age range of 40 to 50 years old.


King Amenhotep III was mummified using the artificial mummification method know in ancient Egypt. this was a 70 day process. first the internal organs of the body was removed, dried, and placed in jars. The body itself is rinsed with wine and spices then covered with natron (salt) for 70 days. After 40 days the body is stuffed with linen and sand to give it a human appearance.


CT scans shows that king Amenhotep had a degenerative spinal condition called diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). Also, there are depictions of him in his final day as being visibly weak and having a sick figure. Scientist believe he was obese.

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