Amenhotep II was the tenth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt and the son of Thutmose III and Queen Isis. He ruled from approximately 1425 to 1401 BCE and was one of the most powerful pharaohs of the New Kingdom.

During his reign, Amenhotep II continued the policies of his father and expanded the Egyptian empire even further. He led successful military campaigns against the Nubians and the Levant, solidifying Egypt’s control over these regions. He also constructed several important buildings and monuments.  Including the Colossi of Memnon, which stood at the entrance to the temple complex at Thebes.

Amenhotep II was also famous for his architectural achievements, and he was responsible for the construction of several important temples and other buildings throughout Egypt. He was particularly into the construction of temples, and he commissioned several major projects, including the construction of the Temple of Amun at Karnak and the Temple of Ra at Heliopolis.


Amenhotep II was also a patron of the arts and a builder. And he commissioned numerous works of art and architectural projects. He was particularly interested in the construction of temples and other monumental structures, and he was responsible for the construction of several important temples throughout Egypt, including the Temple of Karnak in Thebes and the Temple of Amun-Ra at Karnak.

Amenhotep II was succeeded by his son Thutmose IV. Who continued his policies and continued the expansion of the Egyptian empire. Amenhotep II’s legacy as a pharaoh is one of continued expansion and consolidation of the Egyptian empire. As well as his contributions to the arts and architectural achievements of ancient Egypt.