He was the son of the Theban 17th Dynasty ruler Seqenenra Taa II and Queen Ahhotep, and came to the throne of a reunited Egypt after he and his predecessor Kamose expelled the Asiatic rulers from Egypt. Ahmose was sent to pacify mutineering troops when they proclaimed him king.
He fought Apries in a civil war and killed him in battle, though later giving him a royal burial. SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: Amenhotep IV, Akhnaton, Ikhnaton, Neferkheperure Amenhotep, Greek Amenophis CATEGORY: person DEFINITION: The heretic pharaoh of Egypt's 18th Dynasty, who reigned with his queen Nefertiti towards the end of the , represented by the god Aten (or Aton).
The art and literature of Egypt also was marked by rapid change during his reign.
His religious reforms were fanatical and foreign affairs were neglected and his reign saw the collapse of the Egyptian Asiatic empire built by earlier rulers.
His successor and probable brother, Tutankhamen, returned Egypt to the worship of Amen-, his arrival in Egypt ended the Persian occupation and he had already conquered much of western Asia and the Levant before his arrival in Egypt.
In Egypt, Alexander made sacrifices to the gods at Memphis and visited the oracle of Amun-SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: Athribis, Huy CATEGORY: person DEFINITION: A high official during the reign of Amenhotep III of Egypt whose offices included chief royal architect.
In this capacity, he probably supervised the construction of Amenhotep III's mortuary temples at Thebes near modern Luxor, the building of another temple in Nubia (modern Sudan), the extraction of stone for sculpting reliefs, and the commissioning of royal statues such as the SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: Adjib, Andjyeb, Enezib CATEGORY: person DEFINITION: Ruler of the late 1st Dynasty who is thought to have been buried in Tomb X in Abydos, the smallest of the Early Dynastic royal tombs in the cemetery of Umm el Qa'ab.
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: Egyptian Haaibra Wahibra; Ouaphris; Hebrew Hophra CATEGORY: person DEFINITION: The fourth king of the Saite 26th Dynasty who succeeded his father, Psamtik II (also Psamtek; 595-589 .
Apries received many Jewish refugees into Egypt after Judah fought Babylon.He was able to take the Phoenician port of Sidon but lost in an attack on Cyrene in Libya.CATEGORY: person DEFINITION: One of the earliest 1st Dynasty rulers of a unified Egypt, whose name means The Fighter".Funerary remains at Abydos Saqqara and Naqada attest the reign and Flinders Petrie's excavation at Umm el-Qa'ab (Early Dynastic cemetery at Abydos) in 1899-1900 revealed objects bearing the name Aha in Tomb B19/15.However the earliest of the elite tombs at north Saqqara of the 1st and 2nd Dynasty also contained jar-sealings from that time.Evidence suggests that Narmer was Aha's father and that one of the two was also called Menes.".