Biography of King of Egipto Amenemhat II (1932-1895 a.C.)

(Imn-m-hat) Third King of the 12th dynasty Egyptian, son and successor of Senusret I, who in the last two years of his life had associated it as it corregente, participating at that time in a peaceful expedition to Nubia, directed by Ameny, nomarch of the Oryx. Although there are little information about his reign (Manetho, who called it Ammanemes, evaluates the duration of his Government in 38 years), it is known that you continued the policy of his father, both interior (maintenance of the nomarchs in their posts, some very powerful, as Khema, Djehutyhotep and Hapidjeta) and exterior (relations with Syria and Nubia) and that continued with the agricultural improvements (El Fayoum area) and mining (exploitation of new deposits in the Sinai)reporting all this great prosperity to the country. A stele in the Uadi Gasus (coast of the Red Sea), dated in the 28th year of his reign, records an expedition to the land of Punt. Also, it maintained contacts with the Phoenician coastline (Byblos) economic and with Syria, to deduct from the treasure found in the foundations of the Temple of Montu, Tod, composed of articles of Aegean and Mesopotamian, ingots of gold and silver, pearls, vessels of silver, cilindro-sellos and Babylonian lapis lazuli amulets, locked in four boxes of bronze with the cartouches of Amenemhat II (his name neswt bity was the of Nebkaure), treasure that would be sent to Egypt as an offering to God by the ruler of Byblos (Jbeil), or as a tribute. The Egyptian presence is also testifies in Mishrife and Megiddo, where four statues of the nomarch menfita Djehutyhotep have been discovered. At the end of his life he/she associated with the throne as he/she corregente his son Senusret II. His daughters, had their wives Keminebu and Neferu, include to Ita, whose name has come to be written in a sphinx localized into Katna (Syria), Khenemet, Sathathor, Mennebi and Diefsebat. Amenemhat II had built his pyramid at Dashur ("white pyramid"), following the model that her father had ordered design in El-Lisht Kingdom. Any image of the King, or even some 15 statues that ordered to erect in his mortuary temple has not reached.