Thutmose II was the second pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt, ruling from approximately 1492 to 1479 BCE. He was the son of Thutmose I and Queen Ahmose, and he succeeded his father to the throne.

During his reign, Thutmose II continued his father’s policies of expansion and conquest, leading successful military campaigns against the Nubians and the Levant. He also established trade relationships with the cities of the Levant, further solidifying Egypt’s position as a major power in the ancient world.

One of Thutmose II’s most notable accomplishments was his successful campaign against the Nubians. He led his army deep into Nubian territory and defeated the Nubian king, expanding Egypt’s control over the region and solidifying its position as a major power in the ancient world.

Relief of Thutmose II in Karnak Temple complex.

Relief of him in Karnak Temple complex.


Thutmose 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.

Thutmose II was succeeded by his son Amenhotep II, who continued his policies and expanded the Egyptian empire even further. Despite his relatively short reign, Thutmose II left a lasting legacy as a powerful and effective pharaoh. Who helped to solidify Egypt’s position as a major power in the ancient world.