Thutmose III was the sixth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt and one of the most successful pharaohs in Egyptian history. He ruled from approximately 1479 to 1425 BCE and is famous for expanding the Egyptian empire to its greatest extent.

During his reign, Thutmose III led numerous successful military campaigns against the Nubians, the Levant, and the Canaanites. He expanded Egypt’s control over the Nubian kingdom of Kush. And he also established Egyptian control over the Levantine coast and the city of Byblos. Thutmose III is also famous for the conquest of the city of Megiddo in the Levant. Which marked a significant victory for Egypt and solidified its control over the region.

Thutmose III was also a patron of the arts and a builder, and he commissioned numerous works of art and architectural projects. He was particularly interested in the construction of temples and other monumental structures, and he was responsible for the construction of several important temples throughout Egypt, including the Temple of Karnak in Thebes and the Temple of Amun-Ra at Abu Simbel.

Thutmosis III statue in Luxor Museum


He was also famous for his administrative reforms, which helped to improve the efficiency of the Egyptian government. He established a centralized bureaucracy and implemented a system of taxation that helped to fund his military campaigns.

Thutmose III was succeeded by his son Amenhotep III. Who continued his policies and continued the expansion of the Egyptian empire. Thutmose III’s legacy as a pharaoh is one of military conquest, cultural achievement, and administrative success. And he is widely one of the most important pharaohs in Egyptian history.