(Imn-htpw) Seventh King of the 18th Egyptian dynasty, son and successor of Thutmosis III and Queen Hatshepsut II Merytre. Amenhotep II, who had been linked by his father to the throne (this coregency is much debated), was energetic temperament, lover of war, hunting and in general of the violent physical exercises, an expert in horses and the steering oar and arc (Estela de la Esfinge). In its third year of reign - absolute power achieved it at age 18, taking the name of Aakheperure - had to submit an uprising of Asian (Estela de Amadah), and in the seventh conducted various campaigns by Syria, where they conquered Edom; After crossing the Orontes destroyed Ugarit, Kadesh submitted and reached even Mitanni. These campaigns he repeated two years more late to revolting Retenu, obtaining the same numerous loot and capture of 89,600 prisoners, among them some thousands of habiru. It could also regularize war tributes forcing Retenu betray him to more than 600 kg of gold and copper 45,000. According to the Karnak Estela, the King took to Thebes seven heads of Tikhesi (or Takhsy); There, Amon, he personally sacrificed to six of them and another took him to Nubia where they also hung it. Before this show of force, the mitannios, the Babylonians, the Hittites and other Syrian wrens, sent him embassies of peace and rich, eager to maintain good relations. Amenhotep II also showed its power in Nubia, but controlled by the viceroy and collaborator Usersatet, lifting it a fortress and leaving numerous wakes up to the fourth Cataract. Surrounded by good contributors (Usersatet, already mentioned, Sennefer, Menkheperreseneb, Qenamon, Amenope), his administration worked perfectly and had no hesitation in delivering good welded donations and military officials, as well as to be flexible with the cult of many Asian deities (Reshef and Astarte,) among others. Amenhotep II expanded the Temple of Karnak and erected obelisks, in addition to other buildings at Medamud, Tod, Armant and Giza. His tomb, beautifully decorated with all texts and some scenes from the book of Amduat, and in which was found the sarcophagus and Mummy (although devoid of its jewels and amulets), was built in the Valley of the Kings. His son Thutmosis IV, the Tiaa bridesmaid dyeing succeeded Amenhotep II on the throne.