Much is known about the family of Akhenaton through archeological discoveries. These include intimate portrayals of the royal family's life. Pictures depict the Pharaoh and his daughters much like any family, a unique find in ancient Egypt.
Thutmosis III promptly begins to erase the memory of Hatshepsut upon ascending to the throne. He orders the removal of her name and image from monuments, temples, and other memorials. Iconoclasm can be a tool of rulers and governments to rewrite legitimacy.