The New Kingdom Of Egypt


Ancient Egypt.
Ancient Egypt.

After overthrowing the Hyksos, the Pharaohs of the New Kingdom (about 1570-1075 b.c.) sought to strengthen Egypt by building an empire. Among the rulers of the New Kingdom, Hatshepsut who declared herself pharaoh around 172 b.c., was unique. Hatshepsut's stepson, Thutmose III , proved to be a much more warlike ruler. In his eagerness to ascend the throne, Thutmose III may even have murdered Hatshepsut. Between the time he took power ad his death around 1425 b.c., he lead a numer of victorious invasions eastward into Palestine and Syria , his armies also pushed farther south into Nubia, Egypt was now a mighty empire.