Thutmose III was the son of Thutmose II by a secondary wife, Iset

Since Thutmose III was too young to assume the throne unaided, Hatshepsut served as his regent

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We have the mummies of Thutmose III and Ramesses II because of the work of this period, involving two caches, one of which I have already addressed in relation to the tomb of .

So Hatshepsut seized the chance of Thutmose II’s death and declared herself as the co-regent with Thutmose III.

Hatshepsut, Thutmose III, Tut, Ramesses II

After succeeding his aunt, who projected Egyptian influence more through trading expeditions (like that of the lovingly chronicled fleet sent to "Punt"), Thutmose III returned to Syria, and to the Euphrates, with every intention of establishing a more permanent presence.

Hatshepsut had a very strong character, so there was a struggle between her and her husband Thutmose II.

It has long been believed that Hatshepsut was buried in the extraordinary, strange, winding, burrowing KV 20 and that Thutmose I was buried in KV 38, the first Tomb in the Valley, according to Thutmose's own architect.


his daughter Hatshepsut, and his grandson Thutmosis III

Hatshepsut and Thutmose II gave birth to a daughter called “Nefrw Re” who was described as king’s daughter, god’s wife, mistress of the two lands and the lady of Upper and Lower Egypt.

He already gave birth to a boy and called him Thutmose III.

If Hatshepsut had been the heiress of the legitimate dynasty, her frustration with the succession and dignity of her half-brother, Thutmose II, would be understandable.

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He made his son stand behind Amun and said that god Amun proclaimed Thutmose III the successor of Thutmose II, by this way Thutmose III became a legitimate heir to the throne.

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Moderns cannot gaze upon the dead face of Alexander or Caesar, historians wonder whether people like Moses (or Jesus) even existed, but Thutmose III, Ramesses II, and the others lie under glass in their room of the Cairo Museum.

His father's great royal wife was Queen Hatshepsut

Some scholars suggested that Thutmosis III might kill her, but another group of scholars rejected this suggestion because it wasn’t found any signs of murder when they examined her mummy.

Queen Hatshepsut - Ancient Egypt

Both Thutmose I and Thutmose III reached the Euphrates; but the Mitanni eventually fought the Egyptians to at least a draw, and cordial relations ensued, including marriages between the courts.