Pharaohs 18th dynasty, 1543 - 1292 BC

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The New Kingdom period was the beginning of Egypt’s reunion. The founder of the 18th dynasty Ahmose I. banished the Hyksos out of Egypt, defeated the Nubians and gained back the territory captured for Egypt by Pharaohs of the 12th dynasty. Amenhotep I. followed his father, who had built a large number of temples. Also others Pharaohs of the New Kingdom - Thutmose I. and Thutmose II. continued in consolidation of the power of ancient Egypt.

Thutmose III., son of deceased Thutmose II., and his minor wife were appointed as successors of Thutmose II. But Thutmose III. wasn't old enough, so his step-mother Hatshepsut became a regent. But her regency became a real reign very quickly and it lasted for 22 years. Thutmose III. came to the throne after her death. He became one of the most significant warriors of ancient Egypt. To avoid problems with succession, he established his son Amenhotep II. as a co-ruler and all Pharaohs of the 18th and 19th dynasty continued in this way of reign then.

Pharaoh Reign Significant events
Ahmose I 25 years  definitive banishing of the Hyksos out of Egypt
Amenhotep I 21 years  
Thutmose I 12 years  the first tomb in the Valley of the Kings
Thutmose II 3 years  the Kassites occupies Babylonia
Hatshepsut 22 years  Senenmut builds Deir el-Bahari
Thutmose III 52 years  flourishing of Mycenaean civilization
Amenhotep II 25 years  
Thutmose IV 10 years  palace in Knossos destruction
Amenhotep III 38 years  the Hittites conquer Mitanni
Amenhotep IV 17 years  so-called Amarna letters
Tutankhamun 9 years  
Ay 3 years  
Horemheb 30 years  beginning of destroying the sights connected with Atenism

18th dynasty

Message from the Nile

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