Thutmosis IV

Thutmosis IV

Death unknown
Burial Luxor, El Loʾṣor, Egypt
Memorial ID 7718660 · View Source
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Pharaoh. Born to Amenhotep II and Tiaa he succeeded to the throne as the eighth Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty around 1400 BC. He suppressed an uprising in Nubia in his eighth year around 1393 BC. He negotiated alliances with Babylonia and Mitanni, and married a Mitanni princess. His building projects included the completion of an obelisk at the Temple of Karnak, first started by Thutmose III, which stood 105 feet tall, and was the tallest obelisk ever erected in Egypt. (Today it stands at Saint Peter's Square in the Vatican.) He was also responsible for the restoration of the Sphinx at Giza and commissioned the so called Dream Stele which was placed between the sphinx's paws. Scholars ascribed him a reign of nine years and eight months before a wasting disease killed him. He was buried in the Valley of the Kings in tomb now designated KV43, but his body was moved to the mummy cache in KV35, where it was discovered by Victor Loret in 1898. His name has also been recorded as Thutmose or Tuthmosis.

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  • Added: 28 Jul 2003
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