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All this changes radically with Akhenaten’s reign. New scenes appear. Now the pharaoh sits with a child on his lap, his wife rubs his chin, pharaoh rubs noses with a daughter. ) Contrasted with the intimacy that the pharaoh displays with those near and dear, commoners regularly now include a scene of the pharaoh rewarding them with honors. The very picture of the royal body changes. Faces become unnaturally long and thin, eyes narrow to slits, the nose grows long, lips swell to bulbous masses, and a strange growth seems to bulge from the back of the head.

His grandson, Amenemhat III, enjoyed a forty-five-year reign, long enough to watch his own pyramid as it grew over the years. He built a residence nearby around which much of the government clustered, creating a crowded city so complex that the amazed Greeks later mistook it for the famed labyrinth. Although Amenemhat IV served briefly as copharaoh with his father, Amenemhat III, he died without heirs so his sister succeeded him. After a coregency with her father, Sobekneferu reigned at most three years before darkness again descended on Egypt.

Six pharaohs, divided into three brief History 33 dynasties, ruled from the Delta for sixty-one years, after which time the Persians, their strength renewed, reinvaded to establish Dynasty Thirty-one. c. They met their match in Alexander the Great, the great warrior from Macedonia in northern Greece, who defeated the Persians in Anatolia before turning to Egypt, where he was welcomed as a savior and proclaimed pharaoh. Alexander stayed only long enough to found Alexandria, his city on the Mediterranean, because the Persian king Darius III had raised another army to contest him.

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