Ahmose II was a pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt, who ruled during the New Kingdom period around 1550 BCE. He was the son of Ahmose I and the queen Ahmose Nefertari, and he succeeded his father as pharaoh after his death.

Ahmose II’s reign was famous by a period of peace and prosperity in Egypt. He continued his father’s policies of expanding Egypt’s territory and strengthening its military, and he also undertook several building projects, including the construction of temples and monuments at Abydos and Thebes.

One of Ahmose II’s most significant achievements was his successful campaign against the Hyksos. A foreign dynasty that had occupied Egypt for several decades. He led a coalition of Egyptian forces, including soldiers from Nubia and the Nile Delta. Defeated the Hyksos at the Battle of Avaris, which marked the end of their rule in Egypt.

In fact, Ahmose II was also famous for his religious beliefs and his support of the priesthood. He renovated several temples and monuments. Including the Temple of Karnak, and he also established several new cults. Including that of Amun-Ra, the god of the sun.

Despite his many achievements, Ahmose II’s reign was not without challenges. He faced several internal rebellions and uprisings. Including one led by a priest named Akhmim who claimed to be the illegitimate son of Ahmose I. Ahmose II was able to suppress these rebellions with the help of his loyal military forces. They continued to pose a threat to his rule throughout his reign.


Ahmose II died after a long and prosperous reign and was succeeded by his son, Amenhotep I. He was a great pharaoh. Who had brought peace and prosperity to Egypt after a period of turmoil and foreign occupation. His legacy continued to be celebrated by the Egyptians for centuries to come.