New Kingdom
(1552 - 1070 BC)

18th dynasty (1550-1294 BC)

(1539 - 1514 BC)
The third state-former
Amenophis I
Thutmosis I
(1493 - 1481 BC)
After his death Egypt had to experience the struggle the Thutmosides fought for the throne in which Thutmosis II, III. and queen Hatshepsut competed.
Thutmosis II
(1473 - 1458 BC)

The 3rd and most significant queen of Egypt. Her mortuary temple in Deir-el-Bahari is a unique product of the Egyptian architecture. She had a very confusing relationship with Thutmosis III and her adviser, Senenmut. It is an open question which of them fathered her young-died daughter, Noferure.

Thutmosis III
(1479 - 1473,
1458 - 1425 BC)
His Royal Mouseness – if we can express our personal opinion on a bit unrespectful way – was the Napoleon of the Ancient Era. Egypt reached her largest geographical territory under his reign: from the Euphrates to the 4th cataract of the Nile. He did everything to erase the name of Queen Hatshepsut from the history for good. He did it quite accurately but he did not succeed.
Amenophis II
Thutmosis IV
Amenophis III
IV. Amenophis / Achenaten
(1352 - 1336 BC)
The 'Holy Madman', who carried out the so called Amarna reforms. His wife was the world-famous beauty, Nefertity whose brust you can see in the Berlin Museum.
(previously: Tutankhaten)
(1336 - 1327 BC)
Still the member of the Amarna-family. He died young, his mummy shows the traces of violent death. His tomb is the first ever found undisturbed. His mortuary mask is the masterpiece of the Egyptian goldsmith’s art. As a result of the pressure by the enemies of the Amarna-house he issued a restoration directive that restored position of the Amun cult as the official religion.
Anhesenamun The wife and legal heir of Tutankhamun who, in order to keep the throne, asked the Hittites king to send him a husband from his family but the prince got killed by her enemies on his way to Memphis.
(1327 - 1323 BC)

Originally he had been the head of cavalry in the army of Achenaten

(1323 - 1295 BC)
He erased every trace of the Amarna-traditions. In the lack of descendent in direct line he had selected his former brother-in-arms, General Pa-ramessu as the heir to the throne who became the founder of the 19th dynasty as Rameses I.

19th dynasty (1294-1185 BC)

Rameses I
Sethi I
(1292 - 1279 BC)
In his name we can see an evidence of the Seth-cult. His mortuary temple in Abydos is an Osiris cult-place as well. What a contradiction!
Rameses II
(1279 - 1213 BC)
Rameses the Great deserved to gain the title of the most famous pharaoh of Egypt. He sat on the throne of Egypt for 67 years and died after his 90. His people respected him as a god even in his life, his descendants wore his name even centuries after he died. He was the creator of many monumental buildings all through the land of Egypt (Ramesseum, Great Hypostyle Hall of Karnak, the city of Per Rameses, the twin-temples of Abu-Simbel, etc. ), the general of the disputed but anyway legendary battle of Qadesh, the pharaoh of the biblical exodus. He is considered to be the father of about 167 children. Wow!
Merneptah Siptah
(Rameses Siptah)
Sethi II

20th dynasty (1185 - 1070 BC)

Rameses III The last real success of Egypt in foreign affairs: he successfully opposed the invasion of i.e. Sea People. On the walls of his mortuary temple in Medinet Habu you can see the description of the battle which is the accurate copy of the story on the battle of Qadesh from the walls of the Ramesseum (shame on him!).
Rameses IV
Rameses V
Rameses VI
Rameses VII
Rameses VIII
Rameses IX The plundering of the Theben tombs began under his reign. The clerics move the royal mummies to the i.e. cachettes.
Rameses X
Rameses XI

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