Tuthmosis III (aka Thutmose III, Thutmosis III, Djehutymes III) Tuthmosis III was the son of Tuthmosis II and Isis, allegedly a harem girl. When his father died, his step-mother, Hatshepsut, took charge. She was in fact Tuthmosis' co-regent. For 20 years he was pushed into the background while his step-mother ruled Egypt. Upon her death he finally assumed the throne. As an act of revenge or retribution, he attempted to destroy as many of Hatshepsut's statues, monuments and inscriptions as possible. He was at most only partially successful since many of her achievments still remain. This seemed to be an idea that future Pharaohs agreed with. Both Seti I and Ramses II omitted Hatshepsut from their lists of kings. He was called the Napoleon of Ancient Egypt due to his numerous military campaigns and victorious attacks on Syria, Libya and Nubia. He married a number of foreign princesses, apparently for diplomatic reasons. His chief queen was Hatshepsut-Merytre. She was the mother of his successor Amenhotep II. He was originally buried in the Valley of the Kings (KV 34), however during the 22nd dynasty his mummy was moved to Deir el-Bahari. Back to the Pharaohs Page
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