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Amenhotep II

 

Short Biography, Information & Facts about Amenhotep II, the famous pharaoh and king of Egypt

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The term pharaoh was the title of an ancient Egyptian king who was considered to be a living god and worshipped as a deity. The pharaoh was an absolute ruler of Egypt, both the political and religious leader. 

Short Biography of the life of Amenhotep II
The history, facts and information about Amenhotep II, a famous pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.

The following biography information provides basic facts about the life Amenhotep II:

  • Amenhotep I was also known as Amenophis
  • Meaning of his name: "Amun is satisfied"
  • Egyptian Period / Kingdom: New Kingdom
  • Dynasty: Amenhotep II ruled in the Eighteenth Egyptian Dynasty
  • Name of Previous Pharaohs: Queen Hatshepsut 1472 BC -1457 BC & Thutmose III 1479 BC -1425 BC

  • Years of Reign: 1425 BC -1399 BC
  • Succeeded by: Thutmose IV 1399 BC -1389 BC
  • Family
    • Father: His father was Thutmose III
    • Mother: His mother was Merytre-Hatshepsut (not to be confused with Queen Hatshepsut)
    • Chief Wife: His chief wife and consort was Tia'a
    • Children: Thutmose IV, Amenhotep, Webensenu, Amenemopet, Nedjem and others
  • Year of Death: 1399 BC
  • Location of the Burial Site: Valley of the Kings
  • Tomb reference number: KV35
  • Name of Egyptologist who discovered the burial site, or tomb, of Amenhotep II: Victor Loret (1859 - 1946)
  • Biography and accomplishments or why Amenhotep II was famous: A military campaigner and warrior king who was reported to have personally killed seven rebel Princes at Kadesh. He lead successful campaigns into Syria, Nubia and Mesopotamia. Amenhotep's first campaign into Syria was finacially very successful and it is recorded that the spoils of war acquired by the pharaoh included vast amounts of gold and copper together with over 200 horses and 300 chariots. He continued the work started by his fatherThutmose III to remove the name of Queen Hatshepsut from Ancient Egyptian historical records.

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