106: Mail-Order Bride

Amunhotep III (Part 13): Foreign Wives and Magnificent Tiye

By 1366 BCE, Amunhotep was on top of the world: foreign kings begged his friendship and they were willing to pay (beautifully) to get it. Meanwhile, Queen Tiye enjoyed an unprecedented level of parity with her husband, expressed quite publicly in grand monuments...

Time period: c.1366 BCE

Kings: Amunhotep III, Tushratta of Mitanni

Notable sites: Kingdom of Mitanni, Waset (Thebes), Bubastis

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