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Titulary what's this?
Horus Name Kanakht Merymaat
Nebty Name Khamnesretnebetaapehti
Golden Horus Name Neferrenputseankhibu
Praenomen Aakheperkare, "Great is the Soul of Re"
Nomen Thutmose "Born ot he God Thoth"
Manetho Thmosis, Tethmosis, Tuthmosis
King Lists  
Alternate Names Tutmosis, Thutmosis, Tutmoses
Dates what's this?
manetho 9 years, 9 months
oxford 1504 -- 1492 BCE
clayton 1524 -- 1518 BCE
monarchs 1503 -- 1491 BCE
piccione 1524 -- 1518 BCE
egyptsite 1493 -- 1481 BCE
krauss 1493-1482
von beckerath, malek, arnold 1504-1492
grimal 1506-1493
redford 1525-1516
dodson 1503-1491
Predecessor Amenhotep (for whom he was military commander. Possibly a cousin.
Coregent with Amenhotep I (possible)
Successor Son Thutmose II out of Mutnefert
Associated People
Mother Semiseneb
Father (possible Ahmose)
Wife Mutnofret, sister of Ahmose
Wife Ahmose, sister of Amenhotep I
Sons Wadjmose and Amenmose out of Ahmose
Son Thutmose II, out of Mutnofret
Daughter Hatshepsut, may have married her after Ahmose died
Daughter Nefrubity, out of Ahmose
architect Ineni
Burial Place
Rock-cut tomb in Thebes, Valley of the Kings(KV38)
Possibly, his original tomb was KV 20.
extended temple of Amun at Karnak, added fourth and fifth pylon
built at Giza, Elephantine, Armant, Kom Ombo, Memphis, and Edfu.

Thutmose is normally considered to be the military commander for Amenhotep I, who took the throne after the death of the pharaoh. However, there are a couple of competing theories -- he may have been a son of Ahmose, albeit by a lesser wife, or he may have been co-regent for some time before Amenhotep I's death. This may have made him the designated heir and does support some relationship between the two. Thutmose was married to Ahmose, who was a sister to Amenhotep I and daughter of Ahmose the pharaoh.

He reigned as sole ruler for about six years and during that time he ran several military campaigns in western Asia and Nubia, like his predecessor. He was probably continuing the military plans of Amenhotep, which he had been responsible for as a military commander for the previous pharaoh. He managed to push the southern border of Egypt to the Third Cataract in Nubia -- it is rumored that he defeated the Nubian chief in hand-to-hand combat and returned to Thebes with the body of the dead chieftain hanging from the prow of his boat.

Of course, his greatest campaigns aware in the Delta, where he continued to fight against the Hyksos as had the other pharaohs of the 18th Dynasty. He did finally reach the Euphrates River, pushing the invaders back.

Internally, Thutmose was a prolific and visible builder, relying on his architect Ineni to add extensively to the temple at Karnak, where he added the fourth and fifth pylons , added a cedar hypostyle hall and expanded the treasury, in addition to adding the largest standing obelisk in the temple courtyard.

There is some discussion about where Thutmose I is buried - Valley of the Kings tomb 20 contains a yellow quartzite sarcophagi inscribed for him an his daughter, tomb 38 may have contained his mummy. Tomb KV 38 was prepared for him by his grandson Thutmose III. His architect, Ineni, was responsible for the design nd building of the king's tomb, as well

Ineni is buried in the Valley of the Nobles,. He is responsible for the erection of the obelisk at karnak, and it is possible that he was responsible for the obelisk sponsored by Hatshepsut, as his service spanned the period from Amenhotep I to Hatshepsut.



Amenhotep I
Thutmose I
Thutmose II
Thutmose III
Amenhotep II
Thutmose IV
Amenhotep III
Amenhotep IV


temple of Karnak
Tomb KV 30, Valley of the Kings
Tomb KV 48
Tomb of Ineni, Valley of the Nobles