Kings, Warriors and Priestess Queens The Second Intermediate Period is coming to its end. On land and river the Thebans attack the Hyksos, pushing them northward towards their capital. King Ahmose I and his mother Queen Ah-hotep are pummeling their foes, while raising up their friends. We met two of these: Ahmose Ibana, a commoner, [...]

War Up and Down the Nile: Thebes vs the Hyksos Vassals 1560 BCE: King Seqenenre Tao is dead. His body must now be retrieved from the battlefield and given its proper burial, a task which falls to his widow. This formidable and talented Queen Ah-Hotep will keep Thebes together, helping to maintain its unity in the face [...]