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us: Ahmose I, King of Egypt


  • [Ahmose I, King of Egypt (reigned 1550-1525 BCE) is recognized as the first king of the Eighteenth Dynasty.]

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    • us: Ahmoses I, King of Egypt
    • us: Amasis I, King of Egypt
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    • found: Studies about Kamose and Ahmose, 1995.
    • found: New Encyc. Brit., c1992 (Ahmose I; king of Egypt; reigned c. 1539-14 B.C.; founder of 18th dynasty; succeeded his brother Kamose; also spelled Ahmosis, Greek Amasis)
    • found: Collier's, 1973 (Ahmose reigned c. 1574-1550 B.C.)
    • found: Encyc. Amer., c1989 (Ahmose; reigned c. 1570-1546 B.C.)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed November 7, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Ahmose, I; government official (Foreign), Egyptian pharaoh, king; born fl.1500 in Egypt; Egyptian pharaoh (reigned 1550-1525 BCE); recognized as the first king of the Eighteenth Dynasty, and the first king of the New Kingdom; eleven years after inheriting his throne, he was determined to reunify Egypt; captured the Palestinian city of Sharuhen (near Gaza) and established a buffer zone that would discourage an eastern invasion; reconfirmed his control over Nubia and suppressed two further insurrections; rewarded the local governors who supported him against the Hyksos; rewarded the god Amen; Memphis continued to serve as the northern administrative center, but Thebes became Egypt's southern and religious capital; purchased the Second Priesthood of Amen for Ahmose-Nefertari; was buried beneath a small pyramid in the Dra Abu el-Naga cemetery; his son Amenhotep I took the throne under the guidance of Ahmose-Nefertari; died in Egypt)
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    • [Ahmose I, King of Egypt (reigned 1550-1525 BCE) is recognized as the first king of the Eighteenth Dynasty.]
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