Tutankhamun's Royal Predecessors
A few highlights of the more famous rulers from this Dynasty include:
Founder of the New Kingdom and the 18th Dynasty, Ahmose completed the
defeat of the Hyksos, who had invaded Egypt almost 100 years earlier.
He was the first pharaoh to carve his tomb into the rocky slopes of the Valley
of the Kings, where King Tutankhamun’s tomb was later built.
This pharaoh is remembered as a mighty military leader who enlarged theEgyptian empire to its greatest extent.
One of the few female pharaohs, she built many famous structures, such as
her mortuary temple at Deir el Bahri.
The king who created one of the first known peace treaties, Amenhotop IIushered in a golden age of stability and