Amenemhat III

See Amenemhat, for other individuals with this name. Amenemhat III spelled Amenemhet III, was a pharaoh of the Twelfth Dynasty of Egypt, he ruled from c. 1860 BC to c. 1814 BC, the highest known date being found in a papyrus dated to Regnal Year 46, I Akhet 22 of his rule. His reign is regarded as the golden age of the Middle Kingdom, he may have had a long coregency with his father, Senusret III. Toward the end of his reign he instituted a coregency with his successor Amenemhet IV, as recorded in a now damaged rock inscription at Konosso in Nubia, which equates Year 1 of Amenemhet IV to either Year 46, 47, or 48 of his reign, his daughter, Sobekneferu succeeded Amenemhat IV, as the last ruler of the twelfth dynasty. Amenemhat III's throne name, means "Belonging to the Justice of Re." He built his first pyramid at Dahshur. Around Year 15 of his reign the king decided to build a new pyramid at Hawara, near the Faiyum; the pyramid at Dahshur was used as burial ground for several royal women. The mortuary temple attached to the Hawara pyramid may have been known to Herodotus and Diodorus Siculus as the "Labyrinth".

Strabo praised it as a wonder of the world. The king's pyramid at Hawara contained some of the most complex security features of any found in Egypt; the king's burial was robbed in antiquity. His daughter or sister, was buried in a separate pyramid 2 km southwest of the king's; the pyramidion of Amenemhet III's pyramid tomb was found toppled from the peak of its structure and preserved intact. There is little evidence for military expeditions in the reign of the king. There is one record for a small mission in year nine of the king; the evidence for, found in a rock inscription in Nubia, near the fortress of Kumma. The short text reports that a military mission was guided by the mouth of Nekhen Zamonth who reports that he went north with a small troop and that nobody died when going back south. Many expeditions to mining areas are recorded under the king. There are two expeditions known to the Wadi el-Hudi at the southern border of Egypt, where Amethyst was collected. One of the enterprises dates to year 11, of the king.

Two further to year 20 and to year 28. There were further mining expeditions to the Wadi Hammamat; these are dated to year 3, 19, 20 and 33 of the king's reign. The inscriptions of year 19 and 20 might be related to the building start of the pyramid complex at Hawara, they report the breaking of stone for statues. At the Red Sea coast, at Mersa was discovered a stela mentioning an expedition to Punt under Amenemhat III; the highest official involved in the expedition was the high steward Senebef. Other people in charge were the chamberlain Nebesu. During his long rule Amenemhat continued the work started by his father to link the Fayum Depression with the Nile; the area had been a mere swamp previously. A canal 16 kilometres long and 1.5 kilometres wide was dug. The banks for the central deep side were at a slope of 1:10, to allow use of non-cohesive soil and rock fill. A dam called Ha-Uar ran east–west, the canal was inclined towards the Fayum depression at the slope of 0.01 degrees. The resultant Lake Moeris could store 13 billion cubic meters of flood water each year.

This immense work of civil engineering was finished by his son Amenemhat IV and brought prosperity to Fayum. The area became a breadbasket for the country and continued to be used until 230 BC when the Lahun branch of the Nile silted up; the vizier Kheti held this office around year 29 of king Amenemhat III's reign. The Rhind Mathematical Papyrus is thought to have been composed during Amenemhat's time; the monuments of Amenemhat III are numerous and of excellent quality. They include a small but well decorated temple at Medinet Madi in the Faiyum, which he and his father dedicated to the harvest goddess Renenutet. Amenemhat III is, together with Senusret III, the best-attested Middle Kingdom king by number of statues. About 80 statues or fragments of statues can be assigned to him; the sculpture of Amenemhat III continued the tradition of Senusret III. Many of his works no longer represent a young idealized king, but instead an expressive physiognomy, showing signs of age. There is an amazingly wide range of stones used for the sculpture of the king, not attested for any king before.

Furthermore, the king introduced several new types of sculptures, many of these types inspired by older prototypes, dating back to the early Dynastic Period. There are two facial types that can be assigned to Amenemhat III. Realistic style: The face of the king shows its bone structure, furrows are marked in the face; the face features are evidently inspired by those of the sculpture of Senusret III idealized style: The king is shown as young man, with a triangular face. Ammenemes Lamares, Ameres Moeris W. Grajetzki, The Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt: History and Society, London 2006 ISBN 0-7156-3435-6, 58-61 Amenemhat Nimaatre The Pyramid of Amenemhet III from Talking Pyramids

Francisco Aguirre

Francisco Aguirre is an Argentine footballer, who plays for FC Naters in Switzerland. He started his career at Banfield of Primera División Argentina. After spending three season at Primera B Metropolitana, he moved to Swiss 1. Liga club FC Chiasso, where he won promotion. After the season, he was signed by Swiss Challenge League side Yverdon-Sport FC, where he won promotion again in summer 2005. In this season, he went on to score 154 goals in 73 games. After a short spell in Qatar in January 2006 to summer 2006, he moved back to Switzerland for Super League side FC St. Gallen. In June 2008 the Argentinian striker signed a 3-year closed contract with AC Omonia, however he was released the following year

Cecilia Parker

Cecilia Parker was a Canadian-born American film actress. She was best known for portraying Marian Hardy, the sister of Andy Hardy in eleven of the Andy Hardy film series. Parker was born in Ontario, she was brought to southern California as a child by Mrs. Naudy Anna Parker, her father was an English soldier. Parker graduated from the Convent of the Immaculate Heart in Hollywood in June 1931. At the time she resided with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Parker, at 546 North Fuller Street in Los Angeles, California. Parker was selected from among a group of extras to attend the Fox Film studio training school for younger players. Soon she was selected to play opposite George O'Brien in The Rainbow Trail; the Rainbow Trail, written by Zane Grey, was the novelist's sequel to Riders of the Purple Sage. Parker starred with Tom Tyler and Carmelita Geraghty in a 1932-1933 movie serial produced by Universal Pictures entitled Jungle Mystery. In July 1933, she was chosen to play the heroine in The Trail Drive.

That same year, she was John Wayne's leading lady in the first singing cowboy movie, Riders of Destiny. After playing the sister of Greta Garbo in 1934's The Painted Veil, Parker signed a seven-year contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; the studio wanted a blonde. Her new contract called for a starting salary of $75 a week and scales up to $1000 a week for the seventh year. In November 1935, Parker purchased a new home in California; the following year she joined the ballet school of Dave Gould at MGM, along with Maureen O'Sullivan. By the fall of 1936, Parker was studying singing, she played Marian Hardy in the popular Andy Hardy film series in the late 1930s and early 1940s. She was in the original Hardy film, A Family Affair, in 1937. Mickey Rooney played Andy Hardy in the series, supported by Lewis Stone, Ann Rutherford, Fay Holden; the movies were directed by George B. Seitz. Parker's character, appeared in most of the films, her romances were a recurring feature of the series. Though she and the character she played were absent from the last two Andy Hardy films of the 1940s, Parker came out of retirement to play Marian Hardy in one more movie, in 1958.

Andy Hardy Comes Home was an attempt to revive and update the series. Parker returned to the real estate business that she and her husband operated in Ventura and she acted only rarely afterward. Parker's sister, was an actress who appeared in a number of uncredited roles in the early 1930s. Both sisters once tested for the same part in David Copperfield. Parker was a close friend of actress Anne Shirley. During the mid-1930s the two kept a standing dinner date on Thursday nights. In 1938 she married actor Robert Baldwin, who helped her to become a naturalized American citizen in 1940. On July 25, 1993, Parker died at age 79 after what The New York Times called "a long illness", she was survived by a daughter, two sons, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her husband died in 1996. Bismarck, North Dakota Tribune, Fifth Hardy Family Picture Delightful, December 2, 1938, Page 8. Los Angeles Times, Film Outlook During Summer Assumes Rosier Hue, June 14, 1931, Page B9. Los Angeles Times, Chosen By Fortune For Screen Career, October 6, 1931, Page 10.

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