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A carved scarab beetle carries news of the Pharaoh's latest achievements
  AMENHOTEP III ERA (1390-1352)

1390 BC - Amenhotep III opts for peace not war

Amenhotep III corresponds with other rulers through the "Amarna Letters." Egypt remains at peace and Amenhotep III receives gifts and foreign brides in return for sharing his valuable gold reserves

ca. 1390-1352 BC - First newspaper
Amenhotep III orders a major building program to glorify his reign. He starts the first form of newspaper by distributing beetle-shaped stone scarabs, carved with the news of his latest achievements.
 
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