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Large statue head of Amenhotep II on display at the Brooklyn Museum.
|Pharaoh of Egypt|
|Reign||1427–1401 BC or 1427–1397 BC, 18th Dynasty|
|Previous pharaoh||Thutmose III|
|Next pharaoh||Thutmose IV|
|Children||Thutmose IV, Amenhotep, Webensenu, Amenemopet, Nedjem, Khaemwaset?, Aaheperkare? Aakheperure? Iaret, Ahmose (?)|
|Died||1401 or 1397 BC|
Amenhotep II (sometimes called Amenophis II and meaning 'Amun is Satisfied') was the seventh pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Amenhotep inherited a vast kingdom from his father Thutmose III, and held it by means of a few military campaigns in Syria; however, he fought much less than his father, and his reign saw the effective cessation of hostilities between Egypt and Mitanni, the major kingdoms vying for power in Syria. His reign is usually dated from 1427 to 1401 BC. His consort was Tiaa, who was barred from any prestige until Amenhotep's son, Thutmose IV, came into power.
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