Ahmose, ruling southern
Thutmose 1st (1503-1493) was the third ruler of this dynasty. He led his army to victory as far north as the city of
Successful military campaigns, then and now, meant riches for the winners. They stripped conquered lands of their wealth (loot) and then received annual payments (tribute) from obedient regional leaders whose lives they spared. The successful conquests of Thutmose meant that he had lots of money to spend.
One major project on which Thutmose spent his money was the temple complex of Karnak in
Thutmose is the first ruler of
Hatshepsut (1479-1458) was the daughter of Thutmose 1st and half-sister and husband of his mediocre son. When her husband died, she ruled as pharaoh until her death in 1458 at age 50. She was a successful pharaoh and remains the longest ruling female in Egyptian history.
As ruler of
Thutmose 3rd (1458-1425) kept his army busy. During his rule, he controlled more people and land, and did so more completely, than any other Egyptian ruler before or since.
Like Hatshepsut, his stepmother and aunt, Thutmose spent his money on building projects across
Ironically, one of the obelisks of Thutmose ended up in