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Titulary what's this?
Horus Name Kanakht Weserpehti
Nebty Name Nefjernisyt
Golden Horus Name Sekhemkheperu
Praenomen Aakheperenre "Great is the Form of Re"
Nomen Djehuty-mes, Thutmose "Bord of the God Thoth"
Manetho Khebron, Chebron
King Lists  
Alternate Names Tuthmosis, Tuthmoses, Thutmose
Dates what's this?
  reigned about 14 years
oxford 1492 -- 1479 BCE
clayton 1518 -- 1504 BCE
dodson 1491 -- 1479 BCE
piccione 1518 -- 1504 BCE
egyptsite 1491 -- 1479 BCE
krauss 1482-1479
von beckerath, malek, arnold 1492-1479
grimal 1492-1479
redford 1516-1504
Predecessor Father, Thutmose I out of Mutnefert
Successor Wife/Cousin Hatshepsut
Associated People
Father Thutmose I
Mother Mutnefert
Brothers Wadjmose and Amenmose out of Ahmose , passed over, possibly dead
Son Thutmose III, out of harem girl Iset
Wife Hatshepsut, cousin
Daughters Neferure an Neferubity, out of Hatshepsut
Burial Place
Rock-cut tomb in Thebes, probably in the Valley of the Kings

Thutmose II was a third son of Thutmose I out of a minor wife. Still, he ascended to the throne after his father instead of his two older brothers. It is assumed that they died before their father, although it is possible that Thutmose I passed over his primary sons for his namesake. He was a teenager when he became pharaoh and married his half-sister, Hatshepsut to legitimize his claim to the throne.

Despite about fourteen years on the throne, he left little in the way of monuments to remark his passage and is assumed to have continued the projects of his father.

Thutmose II may have appointed his young son, Thutmose III, to the throne right before he died -- possibly to keep his wife, Hatshepsut -- and ambitious and sometimes ruthless woman -- from taking power. It didn't work, however, as Hatshepsut maintained control of the throne despite her husbands wishes.

There are a few candidates for his tomb, although it hasn't been identified with any certainty. KV 42,in the Valley of the Kings is at least old enough to be the royal tomb, but the Valley of the Nobles TT358 claims to be a royal tomb, but it is not in the Valley of the Kings and thus its claim to be the tomb of a king is a bit thin.

In his fourteen years on the throne, he supported several military campaigns against the "standard" enemies of Egypt -- the Hyksos in western Asia and the Nubians to the south.



Amenhotep I
Thutmose I
Thutmose II
Thutmose III
Amenhotep II
Thutmose IV
Amenhotep III
Amenhotep IV


Tomb KV 42, Valley of the Kings