When Thutmose III achieved sole rule upon Hatshepsut's death in 1483 BC,he reconquered Syria and Palestine, which had broken away under joint rule, and then continued to expand his empire. His annals in the temple at Kamak chronicle many of his campaigns. Nearly 20 years after Hatshepsut's death, he ordered the obliteration of her name and images.
Thutmose III became pharaoh. However, Hatshepsut was appointed regent because of the boy's young age. A regent is someone who rules for a monarch if they are too young to rule. Hatshepsut and Thutmose III ruled jointly until Hatshepsut declared herself to be pharaoh.
Art and architecture however were part of the story. In religion, important developments took place during Thutmose’s co rule with queen Hatshepsut. Later, during his sole rule, religious developments on the one hand reinforced and displayed the divine aspects of kingship even more ostentatiously than before, yet on the other hand they articulated the nature of Amun-Re, the imperial god, who came to be seen as a deity intervening directly in history and even in the lives of individual Egyptians.
Thus, some scholars believe a tension began to set in between royal pretensions and Amun-Re’s evolving personality and cult that was to lead to the innovative but destructive changes initiated by king Akhenaten, the monotheist ruler who was the great-