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Ancient Egypt
1. Introduction
2. People
3. Life styles
4. Culture
5. Education and Science
6. Society
7. Economy
8. Government
9. Cities and Villages
10. Language
11. Religion
12. Kings / periods
13. History
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Open map of Ancient EgyptAncient Egypt / New Kingdom / 18th Dynasty /
Tuthmosis 3
Other spellings: Tuthmose, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Djehutymes


Mummy of Tuthmosis 3.
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Mummy of Tuthmosis 3.

Statue of Tuthmosis 3. Luxor Museum, Luxor, Egypt.
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Statue of Tuthmosis 3. Luxor Museum, Luxor, Egypt.

Sarcophagus of Tuthmosis 3. Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt.
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Sarcophagus of Tuthmosis 3. Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt.

King of Ancient Egypt 1479-1425 BCE, 54 years, the 5th ruler of the 18th Dynasty.
Tuthmosis 3 was son of Tuthmosis 2, and son-in-law to queen Hatshepsut, as he married her daughter — his own half-sister.
As an adult ruler, Tuthmosis 3 conducted 17 successful campaigns which served him a position as the most successful Pharaoh ever — in military terms. He extended Egyptian territory and power considerably, into Mesopotamia and Nubia. The conquered territories were put under control of vassal kings and chiefs, who paid high taxes to Egypt. He extended the temple at Karnak, as well as constructing new monuments at Abydos, Aswan, Heliopolis and Memphis. His mummy was found in 1881 at Dayru l-Bahri.
He was succeeded by Amenophis 2.

Biography
1486 BCE?: Born as son of Tuthmosis 2.
1479 BCE: Taking over as Pharaoh after his father, he soon came second to his mother-in-law Hatshepsut.
1458: With the death of Hatshepsut Tuthmosis took control, and revenged himself on his mother-in-law by defacing monuments of her.
1457:Tuthmosis 3 started a number of conquests, and attacked Syria. He was himself the leaders of the campaigns.
1454: The Syrians seeking refuge in Megiddo, are defeated. After this he attacked the powerful kingdom of Mitanni, which controlled northern Mesopotamia, and experienced quick victories. At the same time, the Egyptian armies made great advances in Nubia.
1425: Dies.





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