Thutmose III had the qualities to become a great ruler. He was general
of an army and never lost a battle. He was an administrator and also
a statesman. His reign was notable for his lack of bad taste and
cruelty. His records show that he was a kind and fair-minded man.
Thutmose set out his armies to defeat the princes of Kadesh and the Megiddo's armies. The kings armies fled to Megiddo while the Egyptians fought all they could. The Egyptian army was young and inexperienced. Practically everyone died. The kings surrendered and Thutmose lost the battle.