'''Եգիպտոսի տասնութերորդ արքայատոհմ''' (notated '''Dynasty XVIII''', alternatively '''18th Dynasty''' or '''Dynasty 18''') is classified as the first dynasty of the [[New Kingdom of Egypt]], the era in which [[ancient Egypt]] achieved the peak of its power. The Eighteenth Dynasty spanned the period from 1550/1549 to 1292 BC. This dynasty is also known as the '''Thutmosid Dynasty''' for the four pharaohs named [[Thutmose]].
Several of Egypt's most famous [[pharaoh]]s were from the Eighteenth Dynasty, including [[Tutankhamun]], whose tomb was found by [[Howard Carter]] in 1922. Other famous pharaohs of the dynasty include [[Hatshepsut]] (c. 1479 BC–1458 BC), the longest-reigning woman pharaoh of an indigenous dynasty, and [[Akhenaten]] (c. 1353–1336 BC), the "heretic pharaoh", with his [[Great Royal Wife]], [[Nefertiti]].
* [[Egyptian chronology]]
* [http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15324coll10/id/82622/rec/1 Hatshepsut: from Queen to Pharaoh], an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (fully available online as PDF)