Ahmose I, “Born Of The Moon” Reunified Ancient Egypt.

by Daniel Russ on January 3, 2012


Tablet Records Ahmose I

Record of Ahmose I


1561 BC, Egypt was in dire shape. It was on the verge of extinction as a unified empirical power. Years of dominance had come to an abrupt end when invaders occupied the rich Nile Delta, pushed put the Egyptian army and took control of the Nile and exercised power over its use. The troubles didn’t stop there. Nubians, a people that hailed from the Sudan, had invaded and occupied the southern crescent of the Nile Delta. In between them was what was left of the Egyptian dynastic culture. This was not a blip on the historical timeline either. The Hyksos stayed in power in the upper Nile Delta for a century and a half. Egyptian royalty has fallen on hard times. The occupation of the rich and well-engineered cities in the north was humiliating to the remnants of the line of Egyptian Pharoahs.




This is not to say that everyone was so miserable. The grain growers and animal herders who moved from the desert to the now irrigated lands around the Nile were not miserable. Like the Vietnamese peasants in the mid 20th century, the type of government in a distant capitol would have little effect on their lives one way or another. So one reason why the Hyksos stayed for so long was that apparently their rule was rather benign. Unless of course you were related to the Egyptian royalty.




Kamose’s predecessor Pharoah was Tao II, The Brave, and co-existed with the Hyksos peacefully prior to this. He was defeated when the Hyksos decided to take pastoral grazing lands on the Eastern shore of the Nile. He was murdered and there are indicative marks on his skull; which sits in a museum in Alexandria that mark his violent fall. His sons were the only hope for a new Egypt. Kamose and Achmose, brothers, ten years apart, were being groomed for a comeback. The Pyramids and the grand engineering of the rulers prior to the 17th dynasty inspired a kind of resurgent nationalism, Egyptian provocateurs were trying to remind people that this land was once theirs. And this scared the Hyksos leaders. Kamose himself was recorded on temple walls as saying his intent was the defeat of the Asiatic invaders



This Egyptian national pride so frightened the Hyksos, that the Hyksos royalty composed a bid to unite with the Nubians and sent it by foot messenger to the Nubians in the South. Hebrews intercepted the messenger and that’s one reason we know this happened. While those messengers did not make the trip, the message was delivered nonetheless. One scholar on a BBC special compared this to a message from Canada to Mexico to unite and defeat the United States.




The truth here is that the Hyksos were no ones fools. These were a warrior people that had slightly better metal materials technology. They had superior chariots and were not so willing to give up the Elysian territorial bounty they now owned. So while they were fearing the resurgent Egyptians, the Egyptians were preparing, or more specifically, the Egyptian courtiers of the boy king Kamose were preparing him to lead troops. When he turned 20, Kamose made his move.




He led tens of thousands of Egyptians north into Thebes, the capitol, now occupied. Once there he pounced. The unsuspecting Hyksos were caught off guard and he made short work of them. Like any Egyptian royal, Kamose made certain that his triumphs were duly recorded on public wall-scapes, inundated with the proper blandishments and detailing the humiliation and plunder of the defeated Hyksos. After Thebes, he proceeded to Avaros, the capitol of the northern Nile Delta. He came upon a fortified city.




After this we know very little except that apparently he didn’t lay siege to it or sack it. Instead he disappeared from the historical record completely.




Instead, his ten-year old brother Ahmos I was the irrefragable candidate next in line to reclaim the empire. His mother and royal courtiers prepared him to a fare thee well. Ten years later, he was ready and led an Army into Hyksos territory. His first outing was an overwhelming success. Like Alexander at Lake Trasimene he approached the Hyksos defenders from the path least expected, and surprised them. He then attacked south and surprised the Nubians. He returned home to Thebes a great pageantry and was acclaimed a great hero, one who finally shed the invaders and reunited the Kingdom.,


Ahmose I


Few knew that he was a votary of Amen Ra, an obscure God who he claims spoke to him. Soon, royalty sat under the desert nights and watched the Moon whiten Obelisks that were going up all over Egypt praising the new king. It was the 18th Egyptian dynasty, and all was well, for now. After 25 years in power he died. Not until Napoleon would Egypt be plundered again.



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Louis September 7, 2017 at 6:55 am

“Like Alexander at Lake Trasimene”, I think you mean Hannibal here.
And Egypt was plundered at least three times in between Ahmose and Napoleon: Once by the Persians, who even lost an army there, then by Alexander (who left a greek general in command, which then went native: Ptolemeos, ancestor of Cleopatra), and then by the arab conquerors in the 7th century.

iggy October 18, 2018 at 11:59 pm

Ahmose 1 was Moses and not blood related to his mother or brother. Have them check the DNA! And his brother lost the army and all the chariot’s in the Red Sea. That’s why he vanished from history. And, that’s why God told Moses to go talk to the Pharaoh again, that his enemies were all gone. The Pharaoh was the mother that raised him and he became Pharaoh, himself. They already knew he was a warrior with God on his side…

iggy October 20, 2018 at 10:56 pm

The 18th dynasty Pharaoh’s reign coincide directly with the reign of Solomon. The Exodus occurred exactly 480 (479 literal BC years when adjusted for inclusive counting) years before the temple was built by Solomon.
I think Kamose was the pharoah of the Exodus.
(Google the Kamose stele/s and the English interpretations). And I think AHMOSE 1 was Moses. (See the Ahmose Stele and it’s interpretation)
Ahmose-Nefertari was the daughter of the 17th Dynasty pharaoh, Seqenenre Tao II and his wife, Ahhotep I. She was the sister and Great Royal Wife of Ahmose I, the founder of the 18th Dynasty.
Ahmose-Nefertari and Ahmose I are believed to have had three sons – a stela from Karnak depicts the queen with a son named Ahmose-ankh, and the mummified body of a second son, Siamum, was found in the Deir el-Bahri mummy cache. She is also the mother of Amenhotep I, who later became pharaoh. Another prince named Ramose may also be a son of Ahmose-Nefertari. The queen is known to have given birth to at least two daughters, Ahmose-Meritamun (who later became the wife of her brother, Amenhotep I) and Ahmose-Sitamun. Mutnofret, the wife of Thutmose I, may also be the daughter of Ahmose-Nefertari.
The queen held many titles, including ‘hereditary princess’, ‘great of grace’, ‘great of praises’, ‘king’s mother’, ‘great king’s wife’, ‘god’s wife’, ‘united with the white crown’, ‘king’s daughter’, and ‘king’s sister’, which indicate that she held a prominent place at court. Furthermore, the influential offices of ‘SECOND PROPHET OF AMUN’ and ‘Divine Adoratrice’ were bestowed upon the queen by Ahmose I.


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