Egypt: Rulers, Kings and Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt: Montuhotep II

Montuhotep III


2004-1992 B.C.

11th Dynasty

The fifth king of the 11th Dynasty was the son of Montuhotep II and Queen Tem. His preference was for the arts and rebuilding. He also opened trade with the Red Sea region and was involved with the Wadi Hammamat quarrying operations. He built a shrine to the god Thoth near Deir el Bahri. His mortuary temple was never finished.