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Amenhotep II

Amenhotep II ä˝mĕnhō´tĕp, ā˝– or Amenophis II ă˝mĕnō´fĭs , d. c.1420 BC, king of ancient Egypt, of the XVIII dynasty son and successor of Thutmose III . Amenhotep II succeeded (1448 BC) as coregent and later ruled alone for 26 years. There are records of his prowess in hunting and horsemanship. He put down a revolt in Syria and maintained his father's conquests. His tomb is at Thebes he also built extensively at Karnak. He was succeeded by his son Thutmose IV .

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