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  • Amenhotep Rule:18th Dynasty: 1526-1506 BC.
    Predecessor:Father Ahmose 1
    Mother:Ahmose-Nefretiri
    Nomen:Birth name: Amenhotep: Amun is satisfied
    Praenomen:Throne name: Djeserkare: Holy is the soul of Ra
    Consorts:Meryetamun
    Aahotep 2
    Capital City:Thebes
    Reign:
    - His chief exploits were military. He pushed southward into Nubia and reestablished Egypt's boundary at the Second Cataract of the Nile, as previously fixed by Senusret 3.
    - It was the age of Egypt's greatest splendor; there was peace in his Asian empire, in spite of incursions by Bedouins and Hittites
    - He invaded Syria as far as the Euphrates. Upon his victory, Amenhotep brought captives back to Thebes.
    - There are records of his prowess in hunting and horsemanship.
    - This was the period of extreme elaboration in Egyptian architecture and sculpture. Amenhotep built extensively at Thebes, Luxor, and Karnak, where he utilized different types of stone including alabaster from Hatnub.
    - He repaired and restored many ancient temples along the Nile.
    - He built a mud brick mortuary temple at the north end of Deir el-Bahri, however it and the shrine to Hathor, these buildings were totally demolished when Hatshepsut built her Deir El Bahri Mortuary Temple
    - He was given the rare honor of being declared a titular god upon his death by the priests, he became the patron god of Deir el-Medina
    Burial:- He was the first Pharaoh to build his tomb separate from the temple.
    - Because of the looting of tombs, he had his built in an inconspicuous place in Thebes, the Valley of Kings, his burial is possibly the KV 39 tomb
    - His body was found in the Deir el-Bahri Cache
    Successor:- Amenhotep's son died in infancy so his military commander and cousin Thutmose 1, who was married to the Pharaoh's sister, assumed the throne upon Amenhotep's death.
    Wikipedia:Amenhotep 1