Thutmose III, was an Egyptian King who was born in 1530 B.C.  He was one of the greatest Egyptian rulers. Thutmose III was the son of Thutmose II and Isis, one of Thutmose’s wives. Thutmose III was supposed to rein when his father died. He eneded up sharing the rein with his father’s wife, also known as his aunt, Hatshepsut. Due to the power of Hatshepsut, he had little power as she took over. This went on for about 22 of his life. Over time, Thutmose III married Hatshepsut’s youngest daughter, Meritre. They had a child together named Amenhotep II. After his death, his chld took over. Thutmose III died in 1450 B.C. His tomb is in the Valley of the Kings. He died on his 54 year of rein. 



Thutmose III was born c. 1504 B.C. Thutmose III succeeded to the throne after his father died, but for the first 20 years of his reign, he shared power with his aunt. After she died, he became pharaoh. His tomb was later looted by robbers and the mummy of the pharaoh was one of those discovered in 1889. 

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Thutmose III's mummy was discovered in the Deir el-Bahri Cache above the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in 1881. It was thought that his mummy was originally unwrapped by Gaston Maspero in 1886, it was in fact first unwrapped by Émile Brugsch, the Egyptologist who supervised the evacuation of the mummies from the Deir el-Bahri Cache five years previously in 1881. It was damaged by tomb robbers, and its wrappings subsequently were cut and torn. 

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