- Father: His father was
- Mother: His mother was
- Chief Wife: His chief wife
and consort was Nefertari. Other wives were Iaret and Mutemwiya
- Children: Amenhotep
III, Amenemhat, Tia'a, Amenemopet, Petepihu and Tentamun
- Year of Death: 1389 BC
- Location of the
Burial Site: Valley of the Kings
- Tomb reference number: KV43
- Name of Egyptologist who
discovered the burial site, or tomb, of Thutmose IV: Howard Carter (1874 - 1939)
- Biography and accomplishments:
There is some mystery regarding the ascendancy of Thutmose IV to the
throne of Egypt. His brother Amenhotep was referred to as the 'King’s
son, Executive' (the Title borne by the Crown Prince) but Thutmose took
the throne. Did he need to confirm his right to the throne. Was the
'Dream Stele' a brilliant piece of propaganda by Thutmose to legitimize
his claim to the throne of Egypt?
was famous: The restoration of the Sphinx at Giza. Pharaoh Thutmose IV had a
15 ton granite
stele known as the
Dream Stele placed between the paws (a stele was a stone slab, decorated
with text which served as a monument.
- The Story of the Dream Stele
according to the account by Thutmose IV on the Great Sphinx:
The young prince was out on a hunting trip when he stopped to rest under
the head of the Sphinx and fell asleep. He had a vivid dream in which
the sun god, embodied in the Sphinx, told him that if he cleared away
the sand and restored the monument he would become the next Pharaoh.
When the restoration of the Sphinx was completed Thutmose placed a
carved stone tablet (the Dream Stele) between the paws of the Sphinx.
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