1550 to 1292 BC, the 18th Dynasty ruled

Nebpehtire Ahmose I, Ahmosis I: 1550-1525 BC - Brother and successor to Kamose, conquered north of Egypt from the Hyksos.

Djeserkare Amenhotep I: 1541-1520 BC

Aakheperkare Thutmose I: 1520-1492 BC

Aakheperenre Thutmose II: 1492-1479 BC

Maatkare Hatshepsut: 1479-1458 BC - The second known female ruler, though quite possibly the seventh (the reigns of five other women are likely, but disputed). Recent evidence suggests she died of bone cancer.

Menkheperre Thutmose III: 1479-1425 BC - Often called the "Napoleon of Egypt." Dominated early in his reign by his stepmother Hatshepsut; after she died, he began expanding Egyptian rule into the Levant.

Aakheperrure Amenhotep II: 1425-1400 BC

Menkheperure Thutmose IV: 1400-1390 BC

Nebmaatre Amenhotep III: 1390-1352 BC - The Magnificent King - Ruled Egypt at the peak of its power, surpassed all pharaohs in numbers of monuments built and statues erected. His mortuary temple was the largest ever built, only to be destroyed by Rameses II. Recent DNA testing proved he was the grandfather of Tutankhamun.

Neferkheperure-waenre Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten: 1352-1334 BC - Founder of brief period of a solar-centered religion (Atenism). His original name means Amun is pleased.

Ankhkheperur Smenkhkare: 1334-1333 BC - Co-regent and successor of Akhenaten. The identity of this individual is uncertain and disputed. Usually believed to be either a son or son-in-law of Akhenaten but sometimes identified as Akhenaten's wife Nefertiti. Other scholars distinguish two individuals between Akhenaten and Tutankhamun, namely Smenkhkare, who is then seen as male, and a female ruler, who is then most often identified as Akhenaten's eldest daughter Meritaten

NebkheperureTutankhaten/Tutankhamun: 1333-1324 BC - Commonly believed to be the son of Akhenaten, probably reinstated the polytheistic religion and the name change reflects the change in primary deity from Aten to Amun. He is also known as the boy king.

Kheperkheperure Ay: 1324-1320 BC - Close advisor to two and perhaps three of the pharaohs who ruled before him and was said to be the power behind the throne during Tutankhamun's reign.

Djeserkheperure-setpenreHoremheb: 1320-1292 BC - Former General and advisor to Tutankhamun. Obliterated images of the Amarna queens and kings (all except Amenhotep III and Tiye).