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  Seventh pylon of Thutmosis III
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Thutmose III is compared with Napoleon but unlike Napoleon he never lost a battle. He succeeded his stepmother Hatshepsut to the throne and was then responsible for a number of highly successful military campaigns to expand and secure Egypt's boundaries. The reign of Tuthmosis III marked an increase in the power, wealth and influence of Egypt which became the pre eminent power in the area at this time. He also set up a number of obelisks in Egypt. One of which, mistakenly called Cleopatra's Needle, now stands on the Embankment in London. It's brother is in Central Park in New York. Another is near the Lateran in Rome and there is also one of his obelisks in Istanbul.

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  • Written Jun 13, 2004
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