Amenhotep II (sometimes called Amenophis II) was the seventh Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of Egypt. Amenhotep inherited a vast kingdom from his father Thutmose III. He fought much less than his father, and his reign saw the effective cessation of hostilities between Egypt and Mitanni, the major kingdoms vying for power in Syria. His reign is usually dated from 1427 to 1401 BC, a period of 26 years. Since Thutmose III had devoted so much energy to expanding Karnak, Amenhotep’s building projects were largely focused on enlarging smaller temples all over Egypt. Amenhotep II’s mummy was discovered in March 1898. A stela from this pharaoh’s final years highlights his openly contemptuous attitude towards non-Egyptians.