Molefi Kete Asante
Amenhotep, son of Hapu, rose through the ranks of Kemet's religious establishment to become one of the highest-ranking officials during the 18th dynasty. He served at several temples, but is most known for his time at Athribis. A talented individual from the time of his youth, Amenhotep, the son of Hapu, came to the attention of the royal house at an early age. In fact, he was born in the town of Athribis at the end of the reign of the great imperial king, Tuthmoses III. His father and mother, Hapu and Ipu, were probably farmers in the Delta area. As a young man, Amenhotep became a priest with the name Amenhotep, meaning one who pleases Amen. He soon had responsibility for overseeing the collection of materials, the organization of labor, and all emergency services for the king, the Per-aa. He held the title as Scribe of Recruits for the ...