Episode 86: Doing God’s Work

Thutmose IV (Part 1).

A new pharaoh arose in 1418 BCE. Almost immediately he took reprisals against enemies, rewarded the god that had helped him into power, and then set off for a war in foreign lands. Thutmose’s first two years were then capped with a magnificent achievement: a lasting peace with the empire of Mitanni


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The Dream Stela of Thutmose IV, where the king purifies and makes offerings to the great god, Hor-em-Akhet, the Sphinx (Wikipedia).


The Dream Stela in all its glory (High-Res).


Betsy M. Bryan, The Reign of Thutmose IV, 1991.

Raphael Giveon, “Thutmosis IV and Asia,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 1969 (JSTOR).

Nicolas Grimal, A History of Ancient Egypt, 1994.

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