Episode 65c: Little King Thutmose

Interlude: The Youth of Thutmose III

1495 – 1475 BCE. Thutmose III spent his youth in training: training for rituals and prayers, for governance and learning, and for military arts and warfare. He learned the arts of politics and government in the harem, which we explore for the first time. He also spent a great deal of time with the army, which had changed a lot since the days of the Middle Kingdom…


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Thutmose III from Djeser Djeseru (Daily Mail).

Thutmose III (left) with Hatshepsut (right). Hatshepsut holds the sekhem sceptre, meaning “power.” She offers this power to the god, while Thutmose offers bnr.w “sweet things.”


Anthony Spalinger, War in Ancient Egypt, 2005.

Richard Gabriel, Thutmose III: A Military Biography, 2009.

Eric Cline (editor), Thutmose III: A New Biography, 2006.

Juan Carlos Moreno García (editor), Ancient Egyptian Administration, 2013.

Kara Cooney, The Woman Who Would Be King, 2014.

Betsy M. Bryan (editor), Creativity and Innovation in the Reign of Hatshepsut, 2014.

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