Amenhotep II (äˌmĕnhōˈtĕp, āˌ–) [key] or Amenophis II ăˌmĕnōˈfĭs, d. c.1420 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the XVIII dynasty; son and successor of Thutmose III. Amenhotep II succeeded (1448 B.C.) 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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