During the 38 years of reign by Amenhotep III, Egypt reached what Gardener praises as "a zenith of magnificence." Referred to in his time as "The Dazzling Sun Disk" modern historians have dubbed the prosperity and peace of his period the "Golden Age". However, many argue that upon
Official documentation suggests the entire population enjoyed prosperity. Particularly in the kings' crucial jubilee year 30 the "Overseer of the Double Granary of Upper and Lower Egypt" Khaemhet recorded a "bumper" harvest of grain. While Betsy Bryan states that "...it is impossible to compare the fortunes of the rich with the poor...whether the peasants' life was economically improved due to the overall wealth in Egypt is unknown.." evidence that the king was remembered even 1000 years later as a fertility god, associated with agricultural bounty is an indication of the prosperity during his time and suggests the lasting impact of his affluence.
The prosperity achieved during his reign can be linked to the effectiveness of the key officials appointed by