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Amenhotep I(ä'mĕnhō`tĕp, ā'–) or
Amenophis I(ă'mĕnō`fĭs), fl. 1570 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XVIII dynasty; son and successor of Amasis IAmasis I
, d. c.1545 B.C., king of ancient Egypt (c.1570–1545 B.C.), founder of the XVIII dynasty. He drove the Hyksos out of the Nile delta and pursued them into Palestine. His name also appears as Ahmose.
..... Click the link for more information. . His chief exploits were military. He pushed southward into Nubia and reestablished Egypt's boundary at the Second Cataract of the NileNile,
longest river in the world, c.4,160 mi (6,695 km) long from its remotest headstream, the Luvironza River in Burundi, central Africa, to its delta on the Mediterranean Sea, NE Egypt. The Nile flows northward and drains c.
..... Click the link for more information. , as previously fixed by Sesostris IIISesostris III
, d. 1840 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XII dynasty. He succeeded (1878 B.C.) his father Sesostris II. He fixed the southern boundary of Egypt above the Second Cataract of the Nile not far from Wadi Halfa and curbed the power of the Egyptian nobles.
..... Click the link for more information. . He invaded Syria as far as the Euphrates. His successor, Thutmose IThutmose I
or Thothmes I
, d. 1495 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, third ruler of the XVIII dynasty; successor of Amenhotep I. He became king c.1525. In a great campaign he subjugated the valley of the Nile up to the Third Cataract (below the present Dongola).
..... Click the link for more information. , was not his son.