Thutmose III was the son of Thutmose II and was the sixth Pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty. He spent a lot of time training in the army and after the death of his aunt and co-regent, Hatshepsut, he expanded the empire of Egypt and conquered Niya in North Syria to the Fourth Cataract of the Nile in Nubia. He directed several movements in Palestine, Syria, and Nubia and he proved to be a great warrior. Near his time of death he appointed his son Amenhotep II as co-regent. When he died in 1426 BC, he was entombedd in the Valley of the Tombs of the Kings in western Thebes.
Thutmose III's mummy was discovered in the Deir el-Bahri Cache in 1881 along with several other eighteenth and nineteenth dynasty leaders. Overall, his mummy was not in good shape, damaged by tomb robbers.
It was originally thought that Thutmose III’s mummy was unwrapped by Gaston Maspero in 1886, however it was revealed that it was first unwrapped by Émile Brugsch who supervised the evacuation of the mummies from the tomb in 1881. The Director General of the Egyptian Antiquities Service arranged for the mummy to be re-wrapped. As a result, when the mummy was unwrapped by Maspero in 1886, it was in a moderately poor condition.
The cause of death of Thutmose III is unknown. He died during his 54th regnal year.
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