Don't miss the Obelisk of Theodosius - the oldest monument in Istanbul, commissioned by Egyptian Pharaoh Tuthmosis III
and the bronze, spiral Serpentine Column, made from soldiers' melted shields in 479BC to symbolise the Greek victory against the Persians.
Before this discovery, the only proof was represented in Tuthmosis III
, where there is a visible part in the statue that depicts King Ramses II accompanied by God Sobek and God Horus, the main gods of the Temple of Kom Ombo.
This is the era of Set I, Ramses II, and Tuthmosis III
, the greatest military pharaohs in Egyptian history.
Examples of the award of particular interest are examined beginning with Rekhmire, who was vizier under both Tuthmosis III
and his son Amenhotep II.
A son was born, Tuthmosis III
, but Hatshepsut was not the mother.
Royal-Athena Galleries carries another example of an ancient Egyptian work in the form of a limestone bust of Tuthmosis III
, dated to the 18th dynasty.
King Tuthmosis III
ruled Egypt between 1504 and 1450 BCE and brought seeds and different breeds of animals and birds from the region around what is now Lebanon, whose achievements is recorded at Karnak Temple in Upper Egypt.
During the restoration process, archaeologists realised that the blocks date to the reign of King Tuthmosis III
(1479-1425 BC) which means that the construction of the temple started under Egyptian rule and not during the Ptolemaic dynasty as was previously thought.
While some kings were revered - such as Tuthmosis III
who expanded Egypt's empire to its largest extent - others were poked fun at in comical stories.
Among the places and structures shown are the Avenue of Sphinxes, the tomb of Tuthmosis III
, the Valley of the Queens, the Nile south of Luxor, Nubia Museum, and the monastery of St.
The main offender was Tuthmosis III
, who removed his stepmother's name from dozens of walls and pillars.
This obelisk was originally erected in Heliopolis by Tuthmosis III
, around 1450 BC.