Thutmose I Strikes Back: Genocide, Family Matters, and the Valley of the Kings.
Family, exploration and tomb-building dominated Thutmose's first few years. He took great care for his five children, bringing on a special tutor for the princes, Paheri. This man, grand-son of Ahmose Ibana represented the culmination of three generations of family fortunes.
Thutmose launches a new tomb in a new location, the Valley of the Kings. Although a small tomb, it is the start of a new era in our story, where royal burials begin to cluster in a single magnificent cemetery.
Finally the King launches a new campaign into Nubia. He leaves record of this at Tombos, a record that suggests his activities were less than salubrious - they may even have been genocidal.
The sarcophagus of Thutmose I from his tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Made for him by Hatshepsut (source: wikipedia).
The tomb of Thutmose I in the Valley of the Kings - KV38
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