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Amenhotep II

(ä'mĕnhō`tĕp, ā'–) or

Amenophis II

(ă'mĕnō`fĭs), d. c.1420 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XVIII dynasty; son and successor of Thutmose IIIThutmose III
or Thothmes III
, d. 1436 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XVIII dynasty; the successor of Thutmose II. After the death of Thutmose II, his wife Hatshepsut became regent for Thutmose III and relegated him to an inferior position for 22 years while she
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. Amenhotep II succeeded (1448 B.C.) as coregent and later ruled alone for 26 years. There are records of his prowess in hunting and horsemanship. He put down a revolt in Syria and maintained his father's conquests. His tomb is at Thebes; he also built extensively at Karnak. He was succeeded by his son Thutmose IVThutmose IV
or Thothmes IV
, reigned c.1406–1398 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XVIII dynasty, son and successor of Amenhotep II. He invaded Asia and Nubia, and formed alliances with independent kings neighboring his Syrian tributaries.
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Since the text is preserved in a single copy dating to the reign of Amenophis II, Hirsch aptly observes that the ideology of kingship of the New Kingdom may have distorted the original text.
At first, in a mad frenzy, you rush around them all: Amenophis II, with its colours as bright as dawn, or Ramses IV, with its monstrous sarcophagus.
Around 1090 BC, the priests of the Twenty-First Dynasty attempted to bring together several royal mummies, now minus their gold and other fittings but still in sarcophagi, into two tombs which were more easily guarded -- those of Amenophis II and Sethi I; the latter that of Rameses' father, was also to contain his sarcophagus, where it was again robbed and repaired (Balout & Roubet 1985: 16-17).
The burial site was built by the vizier Jamunedjeh during the reign of Pharaoh Amenophis II (1424-1398 BC).
Peter Der Manuelian, Studies in the Reign of Amenophis II (Hildesheim, 1987).
There follows a discussion of the athletic feats of Amenophis II in archery, horsetraining, chariotry, and helmsmanship, showing how his enthusiastic public presentation of his abilities almost breaks the "non-public" contest rule for kings.