|Rule:||18th Dynasty: 1458-1425 BC|
|Predecessor:||Mother in law Hatshepsut|
|Mother:||Iset, a harem girl|
|Nomen:||Birth name: Thutmose: Born of the god Thoth|
|Praenomen:||Throne name: Aakheperkare: Great is the soul of Ra|
|Consorts:||- Thutmose's consort Hatshepsut-Merytre was the daughter of his father Thutmose 2 and mother in law Hatshepsut, and his own half sister. she survived him and lived as Queen Mother into the reign of her son.
- He also had several minor queens acquired in diplomatic exchanges, including Menhet, Menwi and Merti whose tombs were discovered at Deir el Bahri
Thutmose 3 (known as the Napoleon of Egypt) was a great Pharaoh, he succeeded his mother in law Hatshepsut with her death, and revenged himself by defacing her monuments
- He is regarded as one of the greatest of Egypt's warrior Pharaohs, ruling from 1458-1425 BC
- His battles were recorded in great detail by his royal Scribe and army commander, Thanuny, on the inside walls surrounding the granite sanctuary at Karnak, and inscriptions on Thanuny's tomb
- He decided that the Levant offered the greatest potential for glory and wealth if the trade routes dominated by Syrian, Palestinian and Aegean rulers could be taken, and started a series of military campaigns along the Syrian coast.
- During these campaigns he won decisive battles, and established Egyptian dominance over Palestine where he captured 350 cities.
- He also made campaigns into Nubia where he built temples and restored Senusret's 3 old canal so that his armies could pass safely on their return to Egypt.
- His vast empire stretched from southern Syria (Canaan) to Nubia. Egypt was at it's golden moment and the most important regional power
Thutmose built many projects in Egypt and Nubia, including a temple dedicated to the goddess Satet at Elephantine and a temple near Hatshepsut's temple in Deir el Bahri and a rock cut sanctuary to the goddess Hathor
|Burial:||- After his death, he was buried in tomb KV 34 in the Valley of Kings.
- Royal masons concealed the tomb's entrance, but ancient robbers looted the tomb, all what remains is the carved sarcophagus and some remains of furniture and statues.
- He was reburied in Deir el Bahri cache, and his mummy was found
|Successor:||Son Amenhotep 2 out of Hatshepsut-Merytre|
The Afterlife: Tombs and Treasures of Ancient Egypt exhibit featuring the tomb of Thutmose III is the subject of this Cultural Capital. Science Center Presid......