Ahmose I


Ahmose I
(reigned c. 1552–1527 BC)
   Throne name Nebpehtyre. Founder of Dynasty 18. Probably son of Seqenenre Tao and Queen Ahhotep. He succeeded Kamose, who may have been his brother, apparently under the regency of his grandmother, Tetisheri, and his mother, Ahhotep. Ahmose I continued the campaign of the rulers of Thebes against the Hyksosrulers in the north, and his army successfully took the Hyksos capital, Avaris, and expelled the Hyksos from Egypt, reuniting the country under his rule. His army penetrated at least into southern Palestine in pursuit of the enemy. He also began the Egyptian invasion of Nubia. His wife and probable sister, Ahmose-Nefertari, became regent for their son, Amenhotep I, on his death.
   See also Ahmose-Sipair; Warfare.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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