Episode 65c: Little King Thutmose

In this episode we play catch-up, exploring the early years of Thutmose III, and his life under Hatshepsut's rule.

Thutmose III spent his youth in training: training for rituals and prayers, for governance and learning, and for military arts and warfare. He learned the arts of politics and government in the HAREM, which we explore for the first time.

He also spent a great deal of time with the ARMY, which has changed a lot since the days of the Middle Kingdom or War of Independence.


Anthony Spalinger, War in Ancient Egypt, 2005.

Richard Gabriel, Thutmose III: A Military Biography, 2009.

Eric Cline (editor), Thutmose III: A New Biography, 2006.

Juan Carlos Moreno García (editor), Ancient Egyptian Administration, 2013.

Kara Cooney, The Woman Who Would Be King, 2014.

Betsy M. Bryan (and others, editor), Creativity and Innovation in the Reign of Hatshepsut, 2014.