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Old 17-04-2015, 11:33 PM   #163
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Thutmose III (sometimes read as Thutmosis or Tuthmosis III, Thothmes in older history works, and meaning "Thoth is born") was the sixth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty.. During the first 22 years of Thutmose's reign he was co-regent with his stepmother and aunt, Hatshepsut, who was named the pharaoh.. While he was shown first on surviving monuments, both were assigned the usual royal names and insignia and neither is given any obvious seniority over the other..Thutmose III was the son of Thutmose II by a secondary wife, Iset.. His father's great royal wife was Queen Hatshepsut.. Her daughter Neferure was Thutmose's half-sister..When Thutmose II died Thutmose III was too young to rule, so Hatshepsut became his regent, soon his coregent, and shortly thereafter, she declared herself to be the pharaoh while never denying kinship to young Thutmose III.. Thutmosis III had little power over the empire while Hatshepsut exercised the formal titulary of kingship.. Her rule was quite prosperous and marked by great advancements.. When he reached a suitable age and demonstrated the capability,she appointed him to head her armies..

Widely considered a military genius by historians,Thutmose III made 16 raids in 20 years.. He was an active expansionist ruler, sometimes called Egypt's greatest conqueror or "the Napoleon of Egypt"..The prime reason why Thutmosis was able to conquer such a large number of lands, is because of the revolution and improvement in army weapons.. When the Hyksos invaded and took over Egypt with more advanced weapons such as horse-drawn chariots, the people of Egypt learned to use these weapons.. He encountered only little resistance from neighbouring kingdoms, allowing him to expand his realm of influence easily..Thutmose III was a great builder pharaoh and constructed over 50 temples, although some of these are now lost and only mentioned in written records.. He also commissioned the building of many tombs for nobles, which were made with greater craftsmanship than ever before..

Thutmose's tomb (KV34) was discovered by Victor Loret in 1898, in the Valley of the Kings.. It uses a plan which is typical of eighteenth dynasty tombs, with a sharp turn at the vestibule preceding the burial chamber.. Two stairways and two corridors provide access to the vestibule which is preceded by a quadrangular shaft, or "well"..Thutmose III's mummy was discovered in the Deir el-Bahri Cache above the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in 1881..The mummy had been damaged extensively in antiquity by tomb robbers, and its wrappings subsequently cut into and torn by the Rassul family who had rediscovered the tomb and its contents only a few years before..In his examination of the mummy, the anatomist Grafton Elliot Smith stated the height of Thutmose III's mummy to be 1.615m (5 ft. 3.58in.).. This has led people to believe that Thutmose was a short man, but Smith measured the height of a body whose feet were absent, so he was undoubtedly taller than the figure given by Smith.. The mummy of Thutmose III now resides in the Royal Mummies Hall of the Cairo Museum, catalog number 61068... gave them one day in se7en to rest.. You will let him live!.I will not make him a martyr for you to cherish.. No phantom will come between you and me in the night...
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