Amenemhet II

Amenemhet II ä˝mĕnĕm´hĕt, ā˝– , d. 1903 BC, king of ancient Egypt, of the XII dynasty; son and successor of Sesostris I . He was coregent with his father (1938–1935 BC), then sole ruler (1935–1906 BC), finally coregent with his son and successor, Sesostris II . He reopened the mines of Sinai.

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