Page 258. " put together by Pharaoh Tuthmosis III "
Tuthmoses III at Karnak
Creative Commons AttributionTuthmoses III at Karnak - Credit: Jon Bodsworth

 Tuthmosis III was the sixth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty. During the first twenty-two years of Thutmosis's reign he was co-regent with his aunt, Hatshepsut, who was named the pharaoh. After her death and his later rise to pharaoh, he created the largest empire Egypt had ever seen; no fewer than seventeen campaigns were conducted, and he conquered from Niya in north Syria to the fourth waterfall of the Nile in Nubia.

During the last two years of his reign he became a co-regent again, with his son, Amenhotep II, who would succeed him. When he died he was buried in the Valley of the Kings, as were the rest of the kings from this period in Egypt.

Page 270. " spiralled like locusts "

Locust from the plague in Palestine, 1915
Public DomainLocust from the plague in Palestine, 1915 - Credit: G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection
 Locust is the swarming phase of short-horned grasshoppers of the family Acrididae. They often migrate in immense swarms that devour vegetation and crops.