Amenhotep II

Also known as: Amenophis II
Dynasty XVIII

Used to be called Amenophis II, which is the hellenized name of Amenhotep from the ancient Greek historians. The destruction of monuments of Hatshepsut began during his short co-regency with his father and lasted until the most visible ones had been destroyed.

Reign of Amenhotep II
AE Chronology1425–1400
von Beckerath1428–1397
Manetho (Josephus)30y 10m
Manetho (Africanus)31 years
Manetho (Eusebius)31 years
Manetho (Jerome)31 years
Highest attestationYear 26


The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Amenhotep II: Ka nakht wer pehty
Ka nakht wer pehty
 kꜢ-nḫt wr-pḥti
 The strong bull, great of power
Karnak third pylon, southern wall; Tomb of Qenamun (TT93)
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 61; 63a
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 138-139, 7:H1


Nebty name
Nebty name of Amenhotep II: Kha khau em ipet-sut
Kha khau em ipet-sut
 ḫꜤ-ḫꜤw m ipt-swt
 Radiant of crowns in Karnak
Gauthier, Livre des Rois d'Égypte, II, 277 (II)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 138-139, 7:N2


Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name of Amenhotep II: Ity sekhemef em tau nebu
Ity sekhemef em tau nebu
 Who seizes by his strength in all lands
No hieroghlyphs shown by von Beckerath.
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), III, 64b
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 138-139, 7:G2


Throne name
Throne name of Amenhotep II: Aa kheperu Ra
Aa kheperu Ra
 Great are the Manifestations of Ra
Abydos king list 71
Saqqara king list 7
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 138-139, 7:T1


Birth name
Birth name of Amenhotep II: Amenhotep
 Amun is Satisfied
Urkunden des Ägyptische Alterthums, IV, 1316
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 138-139, 7:E1


The complete titulary

Sources containing all five names of the royal titulary

Temple of Amada stele

Lepsius, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien, III, 65a; Helck, Urkunden der 18. Dynastie, IV, 1319

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

Africanus xviii, 8 Αμενωφις Amenophis Amenophis 31 years
Eusebius xviii, 7 Aμενωφις Amenophis Amenophis 31 years
Jerome Ammenophis 31 years
Josephus 96 Aμένωφις Amenophis Amenophis 30 years, 10 months


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 138–139
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 40–44
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 276–290
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 100–101



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