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Ancient Egypt
1. Introduction
2. People
3. Life styles
4. Culture
5. Education and Science
6. Society
7. Economy
8. Government
9. Cities and Villages
10. Language
11. Religion
12. Kings / periods
13. History
14. Map

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Ahmose 2
Other spelling: Amasis

Statuette of Ahmose 2, in an Osiris-like representation.
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Statuette of Ahmose 2, in an Osiris-like representation.

King of Ancient Egypt 570-526 BCE, 44 years, listed as the 5th ruler of the 26th Dynasty.
Ahmose 2 took power through a violent mutiny against the ruling King Apries with Babylonian support. The official reason for this action was the unsuccessful attack on Libya under Apries' leadership.
Egypt prospered under Ahmose 2, and many monuments were built during his reign. Much of the national growth came from his moderate foreign policy, supporting Babylonia in their struggle with Persia. He also reduced friction in the army by splitting Greek and Egyptian troops.
After his death, he was succeeded by his son Psametik 3 who would rule for less than a year before a Persian invasion.

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By Tore Kjeilen