Senusret III

Definition

Senusret III (c. 1878-1860 BCE, also known as Senwosret III, Sesostris III) was the 5th king of the 12th Dynasty of the Middle Kingdom of Egypt (2040-1782 BCE). His reign is often considered the height of the Middle Kingdom which was the Golden Age in Egypt's history in so far as art, literature, architecture, science, and other cultural aspects reached an unprecedented level of refinement, the economy flourished, and military and trade expeditions filled the nation's treasury.

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  • 1878 BCE - 1860 BCE
    Reign of Senusret III of Egypt.
  • c. 1872 BCE
    First military campaign of Senusret III of Egypt against Nubia.
  • c. 1870 BCE
    Second military campaign of Senusret III of Egypt against Nubia.
  • c. 1868 BCE
    Third military campaign of Senusret III of Egypt against Nubia.
  • c. 1862 BCE
    Fourth military campaign of Senusret III of Egypt against Nubia.
  • c. 1860 BCE
    Final military campaign of Senusret III of Egypt against Nubia; campaign aborted before engagement.
  • 1860 BCE
    Death of Senusret III.
  • c. 1860 BCE - 1815 BCE
    Reign of Amenemhat III, son and successor to Senusret III.
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