Episode 70: The Napoleon of Egypt

Thutmose III (Part 4): The Glorious Euphrates War.

1462 BCE. In regnal year 33, Thutmose demonstrated why we call him “the Napoleon of Egypt.” He led a daring and audacious strike against his most deadly foes; this is the Eighth Campaign – one of the greatest in Egyptian history.


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Thutmose’s route of march (Full resolution)


Donald B. Redford, Wars in Syria and Palestine of Thutmose III, 2003.

Donald B. Redford, Egypt, Canaan and Israel in Ancient Times, 1992.

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

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

Norman de Garis Davies, “Foreigners in the Tomb of Amenemhab,” Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, 1934 (JSTOR).

Bettina Bader, “Egypt and the Mediterranean in the Bronze Age: the Archaeological Evidence,” Oxford Handbooks Online, 2015.