Thutmose III

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Thutmose III (also spelt Tuthmosis or Thothmes) was the sixth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty. Officially, Thutmose III ruled Egypt for almost 54 years and his reign is usually dated from 24 April 1479 BCE to 11 March 1425 BCE, from the age of two and until his death at age fifty-six.

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circa 1450 CE

During the first 22 years of his reign, he was coregent with his stepmother and aunt, Hatshepsut, who was named the pharaoh. While he was shown first on surviving monuments, both were assigned the usual royal names and insignia and neither is given any obvious seniority over the other. According to some archaeological sources Thutmose III is the Pharaoh of the Exodus.

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