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Gold statue of the god Amen

1504 BC - Tuthmosis I comes to power

Tuthmosis I becomes pharaoh despite a lack of royal blood - he's the husband to Ahmose I's daughter.

1503 BC - Tuthmosis I's military campaigns
Tuthmosis I marks his reign with a series of military campaigns. He pushes back Nubia in the south and challenges the Mitanni in the east.

ca. 1503-1492 BC - Restoration of Great Temple strengthens priests' power
Tuthmosis I orders the restoration of the Great Temple dedicated to Amen. This gives the priests even more power.
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