Ahmose I

The History of Egypt for Kids - King Ahmose I

History of Ancient Egypt and facts about Pharaoh Ahmose I founder of the 18th Dynasty who expelled the Hyksos

Ancient Egyptians

Ancient Egyptians - Pharaoh Ahmose I
A comprehensive guide and fact sheet about King Ahmose I. Discover fascinating facts and information about the pharaohs of ancient Egypt.
Interesting facts & information about this ancient Egyptian King who was the founder of the 18th Dynasty and the New Kingdom
The war and expulsion of the Hyksos
Major events in the life of King Ahmose I
Fact based biography of the pharaoh
The military campaigns of Ahmose and the capture of Avaris
The famous people in his life
An overview of Ahmose I, a famous King of ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptians - Ahmose I
Click a link for additional information and interesting facts about subjects relating to King Ahmose I, the greatest pharaohs of Egypt or other aspects of daily life, the people and places of ancient Egypt.

Profile of Pharaoh Ahmose I
The following profile provides a fast overview of Ahmose I, the Theban founder of the 18th dynasty.  The eighteenth dynasty heralded the time in ancient history known as the New Kingdom when Egypt reached the height of its wealth and power. The new military prowess and use of the horse and chariot enabled the Egyptians to build a great Egyptian Empire.

Profile of Ahmose I

History Time Period:New Kingdom
Dynasty:18th Dynasty
Predecessors:The Hyksos 'Foreign Rulers'
Predecessor:Kamose, a Theban king
Parents:Sekenenre Tao II and Queen Ahhotep I
Dates of his Reign:1549 - 1524BC
Principal Wife:Queen Ahmose-Nefertari
Successor:Amenhotep I

King Ahmose I
Interesting facts, biography & information about the life of Pharaoh Ahmose I, the ancient Egyptian King. The Pharaoh Ahmose I fact sheet provides details of the major events and accomplishments in his life, his consort and his family. Information about the dynasty and period in ancient Egyptian history in which King Ahmose I lived. Refer to Pharaohs for additional interesting facts and information.

Ancient Egyptian King - Ahmose I Fact Sheet

Fact 1 on Ahmose I:

Name: Ahmose was also known as Nebpehtire. His name means the "Moon Arises"

Fact 2 on Ahmose I:

History: The north of Egypt (Lower Egypt) had been subject to the Hyksos foreign rulers for nearly 200 years. The south of Egypt (Upper Egypt) were ruled by Kings of Thebes but they were forced to pay tributes to the Hyksos. The situation came to a head when a furious quarrel erupted between the two factions triggered by the heretical religious views of the Hyksos ruler Apepi (aka Apophis).

Fact 3 on Ahmose I:

History: The argument resulted in war as the Thebans gathered together to oust the Hyksos from Egypt. The Theban kings King Seqenenre Tao II and his heir King Kamose, the last ruler of the 17th Dynasty, were killed during battles in the resulting war.

Fact 4 on Ahmose I:

King Ahmose was the son of King Seqenenre Tao II and the younger brother of Kamose and, as heir to the throne of Thebes, the 10 year old Ahmose became ruler during this turbulent period battling against the Hyksos. His title was 'Prince of the South'.

Fact 5 on Ahmose I:

The Hyksos had introduced a new form of warfare using the horse and the chariot, advanced weapons and new military tactics. The Egyptians had adopted this new style of warfare and had also introduced military training programs so were in a strong military position to expel the Hyksos from ancient Egypt.

Fact 6 on Ahmose I:

Ahmose was too young to immediately capitalize on the victories achieved by his brother Kamose. His mother, Queen Ahhotep I, acted as regent until the king came of age.

Fact 7 on Ahmose I:

Queen Ahhotep I and the powerful supporters of Thebes ensured that their hold on the southern lands were consolidated. Ahmose was  raised during this period of rebellion against the Hyksos and taught about military tactics preparing him to lead an army against the Hyksos and return the land of Egypt to the Egyptians.

Fact 8 on Ahmose I:

Family: Ahmose married several of his sisters and Queen Ahmose-Nefertari was his chief wife. They had several children including crown prince Amenhotep, who would succeed his father to the throne.

Fact 9 on Ahmose I:

The Hyksos ruler Apepi died and was succeeded by Khamudi who became the chief adversary of Ahmose.

Fact 10 on Ahmose I:

The power base of Khamudi, and the capital of the Hyksos, was in Avaris a northern city in the Nile Delta area of Lower Egypt. Avaris was located in the area known today as Tell el-Daba.

Fact 11 on Ahmose I:

The ultimate objective of Ahmose was to capture of Avaris and expel the Hyksos from Egypt. His tactics and military campaign were carefully planned. His army, horses and chariots were dispatched to the north over land and his foot soldiers by boats along the River Nile.

Ancient Egyptian King - Ahmose I Fact Sheet

Hyksos rulers - Horse and chariot

Pharaoh Ahmose I
Discover fast, interesting fun facts about Pharaoh Ahmose I for kids with some amazing, cool and quick information about ancient Egypt and Egyptians. Ideal for children, homework, schools, teachers and kids of all ages! Find fascinating fun facts about Ahmose I for kids and the history, culture and civilisation of the ancient Egyptians and ancient Egypt. Interesting, fun facts about this king of Egypt for research, schools, students and kids of all ages.


The Ancient Egyptians


King Ahmose I
Learn about this ancient Egyptian pharaoh the fast and easy way via the Ahmose I Fact sheet.

Ancient Egyptian King - Ahmose I Fact Sheet

Fact 12 on Ahmose I:

The military tactics of Ahmose were to bring as many cities in he Nile Delta under his power. He then blocked all roads to Canaan ensuring that the Hyksos could not get reinforcements from this area. At this point he laid siege to the Hyksos fortress in the capital of Avaris.

Fact 13 on Ahmose I:

The Egyptian king blockading the fortress at Avaris with an army of 480,000 men. After a considerable time, Avaris eventually surrendered.

Fact 14 on Ahmose I:

The Hyksos then fled into Sharuhen, a fortress in southwestern Palestine. Expelling the Hyksos out of Egypt brought about the age of the New Kingdom.

Fact 15 on Ahmose I:

The Egyptians followed the Hyksos and laid siege to the fortress at Sharuhen. The siege at Sharuhen lasted over 3 years  and the Hyksos, forced to surrender fled to modern Syria, pursued again by the Egyptians who were intent on killing all of the Hyksos survivors.

Fact 16 on Ahmose I:

Meanwhile there was rebellion from the Kerman Rulers of Kush (Nubia), the previous trading partners of the Hyksos. The Nubian leader Aata was crushed and Ahmose restored Egyptian rule over Nubia.

Fact 17 on Ahmose I:

The men who helped Ahmose achieve these great victories over the Hyksos and the Nubians were not forgotten. They were given Nubian captives as slaves and granted lands to farm.

Fact 18 on Ahmose I:

King Ahmose then turned to establishing a central government in Egypt and appointed an able man called Tetinefer as his Vizier (Chief Chancellor). The government and the king focussed on establishing trade with neighboring countries and initiating great building projects to improve the irrigation systems and repairing cities damaged during the war and building new temples to the gods.

Fact 19 on Ahmose I:

The city of Thebes became the capital for the whole of Egypt as both the political and religious centers of the kingdom.

Fact 20 on Ahmose I:

The building projects of Ahmose also included great mortuary memorials at Abydos for his mother, Queen Ahhotep, and his grandmother who was called Queen Tetisheri.

Fact 21 on Ahmose I:

A Pyramid in honor of Ahmose was built not as a tomb, but as a cenotaph for the pharaoh at his funerary complex at the necropolis of Abydos. The pyramid displays scenes of his expulsion of the Hyksos.

Fact 22 on Ahmose I:

The founding of the 18th dynasty by Ahmose heralded the time in ancient Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom when Egypt reached the height of its power. Its new military expertise and the use of the chariot enabled them to build a great Egyptian Empire

The Expulsion of the Hyksos

Fact 23 on Ahmose I:

Many theories have been expounded regarding a possible association between the expulsion of the Hyksos and the Exodus of the Israelites from ancient Egypt.

Fact 24 on Ahmose I:

The name 'Ahmose' is a combination of the of 'Ah' (relating to the Egyptian god Aah) and the  'moses'.

Fact 25 on Ahmose I:

The Book of Exodus in the Bible tells the story of how Moses leads the Israelites out of Egypt and through the wilderness to Mount Sinai.

Fact 26 on Ahmose I:

The text of Exodus 12:37-38 relates that the Israelites numbered "about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children," plus many non-Israelites and livestock.

Ancient Egyptian King - Ahmose I Fact Sheet

 Departure of the Israelites

Picture of the departure of the Israelites


Ahmose I

Facts and Information about Ahmose I

Ancient Egyptian King Ahmose I

Fact based biography of the pharaoh

Facts and information about Ancient Egypt & the Egyptians

King Ahmose I for kids and schools

Pharaoh Ahmose I  for kids, schools, homework and research

Life, bio, times, famous events and family of King Ahmose I


Pharaoh Ahmose I and the 18th Dynasty
The following chart provides the names of the kings and the line of succession in the 18th Dynasty together with a map of ancient Egypt.

18th Dynasty Chronology



Dates of Reign

Pharaoh Ahmose I15491524 BC

Pharaoh Amenhotep I15241503 BC

Pharaoh Thutmose I15031493 BC

Pharaoh Thutmose II14931479 BC

Queen Hatshepsut14791458 BC

Pharaoh Thutmose III14791424 BC

Pharaoh Amenhotep II14241398 BC

Pharaoh Thutmose IV13981388 BC

Pharaoh Amenhotep III13881350 BC

Pharaoh Akhenaten13511334 BC

Pharaoh Smenkhkare13351334 BC

Pharaoh Neferneferuaten13341332 BC

Pharaoh Tutankhamun13321323 BC

Pharaoh Ay13231319 BC

Pharaoh Horemheb13191292 BC

Ancient Egypt

Ahmose I
Learning about the ancient Egyptians and King Ahmose I inspires everyone to visit historical sites and undertake Egypt Travel and Tours to experience the wonders of this magical land at first hand. Many people choose to experience a tour of Egypt on a Nile Cruise stopping at the famous destinations and sites of Egypt such as the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. The information and facts about Pharaoh Ahmose I will provide you with a great insight into Egypt and the legacy of the ancient Egyptians.

Ahmose I


Ahmose I - Biography - Life - Fact File - Fact Sheet - Major Events - Ancient Egyptian King - Pharaoh - Ancient Egyptians - King of Egypt - Reign - Pharaoh - Pharoah - Dates - Events - Pictures - Eygptians - Ancient Egypt - Ancient Egyptians - Kids - Children - Research - Schools - Homework - Eygptians - Egyption - Egypt - History - Ancient - Pictures - Images - Kids - Children - Kids - Facts - Eygptians - Interesting - Information - Kids - Children - Kids - Research - Ancient Egypt - Egyptology - Old Egypt - Egyptology - Egypten - Egyption - Egipt - Pharoh - Travel - Tours - Nile Cruise - Holiday - Vacation - Eygpt - Biography - Life - Fact File - Fact Sheet - Ancient Egyptian King - Ancient Egyptians - King of Egypt - Reign - Pharaoh - Dates - Events - Ahmose I - Written By Linda Alchin