Thutmose III Presents The Calendar of Tome

Thutmose III (sometimes read as Thutmosis or Tuthmosis III and meaning Son of Thoth) was the sixth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty. During the first twenty-two years of Thutmose’s reign he was co-regent with his aunt, Hatshepsut, who was named the Pharaoh. While she is shown first on surviving monuments, both were assigned the usual royal names and insignia and neither is given any obvious seniority over the other. He served as the head of her armies.

After her death and his later rise to being the Pharaoh of the Kingdom, he created the largest empire Egypt had ever seen; no fewer than seventeen campaigns were conducted, and he conquered from Niy in North Syria to the fourth waterfall of the Nile in Nubia. After his years of campaigning were over, he established himself as a great builder. Thutmose III was responsible for building over fifty temples in Egypt and building massive additions to Egypt’s chief temple at Karnak. New levels of artistic skills were reached during his reign, as well as unique architectural developments never seen before and never again after his reign.

The mummy of Thutmose III now resides in the Royal Mummies Hall of the Cairo Museum, catalogue – number 61068.

This painting I dedicate to the memory of Thutmose III