Interesting facts about thutmose iii

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The Egypt of Thutmose III by T.D. Van Basten

The Napoleon of ancient Egypt

Thutmose III was one of the most known and respected of all of Egypts pharaohs, regardless of dynasty or time period. He ruled during the New Kingdom, which is often seen as the “star-studded” dynasty in ancient Egyptian history because thats the dynasty where many of the “big names” come from. He had the benefit of a lengthy co-rule that allowed him to develop and hone his military skills which would serve him incredibly well during his time in power.

His early life and rule were rather unusual, and he was a powerful person, even when he was just a mere infant. He was the son of Thutmose II and one of his lesser wives of common heritage. Thutmose II was married to the incredibly powerful Queen Hatshepsut, but the two were unable to produce a male heir which meant they had to look to Thutmose IIs harem for a suitable successor. Thutmose III was the chosen successor.

Due to his tender age, he would (he was just an infant when his father died) need a co-regent, or a qualified person who could rule in his place until he came of age. Since his birth mother had a humble background, it was determined that his aunt and stepmother, Hatshepsut, be his co-regent. This arrangement worked rather well and proceeded in the traditional manner for the first seven years...
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History of Thutmose III, The Rise of Egypt's Best Warrior Pharaoh (Part 1)

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Thutmose III. He amassed great wealth for Egypt. However, because Thutmose III was still a young boy of only seven, Hatshepsut ruled on her own while Thutmose III spent much of his time in the army earning military training. Thutmose III had nine children with his wives. Amenemhat was the original successor to the throne.

All rights reserved. Spoils from his many wars made Thutmose III the richest man in the world. His military accomplishments are recorded on the numerous monuments he built. Thutmose III unknown-ca B. He transformed Egypt from an inward-looking kingdom into a triumphant, conquering nation. Just a few months after coming to power, Thutmose III marched with an army of 20, soldiers to Megiddo, in modern-day northern Israel—a site better known by its Greek name, Armageddon. A coalition of opponents had gathered there, outside the city.

Thutmose III , died bce , king reigned —26 bce of the 18th dynasty , often regarded as the greatest of the rulers of ancient Egypt. Thutmose III was a skilled warrior who brought the Egyptian empire to the zenith of its power by conquering all of Syria, crossing the Euphrates see Tigris-Euphrates river system to defeat the Mitannians , and penetrating south along the Nile River to Napata in the Sudan. He also built a great number of temples and monuments to commemorate his deeds. Since there was no prince with a better claim to the throne, the boy was crowned king on the early death of his father; he was very young at the time. By the seventh year of his reign this strong-minded and ambitious woman herself assumed the attributes, dress, and insignia of a king and to all intents and purposes reigned in his stead.

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Thutmose III and the Battle of Megiddo

Thutmose III was one of the greatest pharaohs that had ever ruled Egypt. He was the sixth pharaoh of the 18 th dynasty. When the kingship reverted to Thutmose III alone, he did not waste any time, as he decided to make a great position for both himself and for Egypt that was to be remembered a millennium later. Thutmose III carried out seventeen campaigns against them in Palestine and southern Syria; some of them were punitive expeditions and he pushed the frontier of Egypt as far back as the Euphrates. Thutmose III also led one military expedition in Nubia and thus during his reign the Egyptian empire extended from Gabel el Barkel near the fourth cataract in the south to the Euphrates near Iraq in the north. Thutmose III campaigns were recorded in his annals at Karnak.


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