Episode 86: Doing God’s Work

Men-kheperu-Re Thutmose IV

(Part One) Around 1418 BCE, the new pharaoh of Egypt secures his power: he takes reprisals against those who opposed him, further rewards the god who helped him, and then sets of to make war in the lands which serve him. The first two years are 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.