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  • Amenhotep 2 Rule:18th Dynasty: 1425-1401 BC
    Predecessor:Father Thutmose 3
    Mother:Hatshepsut-Merytre
    Nomen:Birth name: Amenhotep: Amun is Satisfied
    Praenomen:Throne name: Aakheperenra: Great are the manifestations of Ra
    Consorts:Tiaa was the great royal wife
    Capital City:Thebes
    Reign:- He continued the military campaigns of his father Thutmose 3, including several campaigns in Syria.
    - Inscriptions tell of a battle in which he captured seven Syrian princes, had them executed, and hung their bodies from the walls of a temple in Thebes
    After this campaign in Amenhotep's ninth year, Egyptian and Syrian armies never fought again, and the two kingdoms reached peace. Amenhotep records in a passage on the walls of Karnak, that the princes of Mitanni came to seek peace with Amenhotep
    Thereafter he concentrated on domestic matters
    - Amenemhet 2 built monuments all over Egypt, including additions to the temple of Amun at Karnak.
    He built a temple to Horemakhet in Giza and had monuments from the Delta to Nubia with his name.
    - Other than his mother, Amenhotep 2 made public none of his wives, he rejected the role played by women as "god's wives of Amun ", and realized that Queens such as the previous Hatshepsut, could be dangerous if they became too powerful.
    Burial:- He was buried in the Valley of Kings, KV 35 (Deir el Bahri Cache)
    - Amenhotep's 2 KV35 tomb was later used in the 21st Dynasty as a mummy cache, where several New Kingdom Pharaohs were reburied after their tombs were robbed
    Successor:Son Thutmose 4 out of Tiaa
    Wikipedia:Amenhotep 2