Akhet Egyptology
Ahmose II

Ahmose II came to the throne after the defeat of the Pharaoh Wahibre at the battle of Momemphis. Public and military disgust at this defeat led to a popular revolt against Wahibre and the promotion of Ahmose to the throne.
After his demotion Wahibre was strangled. This was probably on the orders of Ahmose who held him personally responsible for the defeat.

In spite of the situation he inherited Ahmose enjoyed a comparatively successful reign. He maintained close relationships with Greece and formed strategic alliances against the Persian threat.