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Amenhotep II, Pharaoh of Egypt

Egyptian kings didn't have to worry about how they'd get around in the afterlife. Boats, both full-size and models, were placed in their tombs to provide transport. A wooden model, nearly eight feet long, was found in the tomb of Amenhotep II (1427-1400 B.C.). Two steering oars were at the stern, which was painted with scenes of the king trampling foes from the levant and Nubia.

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Antiquities from Reign

  • Wall painting depicting two men collecting... III and Amenhotep II, New Kingdom
  • The Toilet of Noblewomen, from the Tomb of... III and Amenhotep II, New Kingdom
  • Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis, New Kingdom,... 1450-25 BC (photo) (see also 59240)
  • People view a wooden model boat from the tomb of Amenhotep II...
  • Kushites carrying tributes of gold, ivory... s III and Amenhotep II, New Kingdom

Place in History

  • 1450 BC: Amenhotep II succeeds to the Egyptian throne. In the early years of his reign he parades his...
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