Sesostris II

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Sesostris II

(sĭsŏs`trĭs), d. 1878 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XII dynasty. He was the son of Amenemhet IIAmenemhet II
, d. 1903 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XII dynasty; son and successor of Sesostris I. He was coregent with his father (1938–1935 B.C.), then sole ruler (1935–1906 B.C.), finally coregent with his son and successor, Sesostris II.
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, first his coregent (1900 B.C.), then his successor (1897–1878). His son 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.
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 succeeded him. d. 1840 B.C., succeeded (1878 B.C.) his father Sesostris II. He fixed the southern boundary of Egypt above 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.
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 not far from Wadi Halfa and curbed the power of the Egyptian nobles.
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The mummies were the first to be found in the sand-covered desert rock surrounding the mud-brick Lahun Pyramid, believed to be built by the 12th Dynasty Pharaoh Senusret II, who ruled 4,000 years ago.