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.
|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|
|Horemheb||30 years||beginning of destroying the sights connected with Atenism|